Do Geothermal Heat Pumps Have Mainstream Potential?

Renewable Energy Access

Q: What is your opinion of ground source heat pumps, do you think they have what it takes to make it mainstream in American homes? -- Bryan Long, Port Hueneme, CA

 A: Today, geothermal heat pump (sometimes referred to as ground source, GeoExchange, earth-coupled, or water-source heat pump) installations are increasing by double digits. Before I answer your question specifically, let me tell you a little about geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) in general. GHPs represent one of three types of geothermal technology.

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