Geothermal Heat Pumps

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What Is Geothermal Energy?

Geothermal energy is the heat from the earth. It can be found almost anywhere, including Idaho.

Geothermal heating capitalizes on the fact that temperatures in the Earth remain fairly constant when digging just a few feet below the surface. Whether you live somewhere where temperatures fluctuate or somewhere with a more constant temperature, the temperature below the surface stays relatively the same.

The upper part of the earth’s crust, roughly the first ten feet of ground, can maintain a temperature between about 50°F and 60°F. Geothermal heat pumps can use this energy to heat and cool buildings while using less energy than a typical HVAC system.

Geothermal heat pumps do not burn fossil fuels; instead they simply transfer heat from the earth to your home and back out. Because these pumps harness the earth’s available energy, they can save you anywhere from 30 to 70 percent on your bill over the next five to ten years.

Say it’s 5°F one night during the winter, and you have your thermostat set for a cozy 72°F in your home. It takes a lot less energy to reach your desired temperature if the starting point is 55°F using a geothermal heat pump.

How Does Geothermal Work?

Geothermal HVAC systems use a series of equipment and piping to transfer the earth’s energy to and from your house. A heat pump exchanger is the series of pipes called the “loop.” This loop of pipes is buried in the ground either vertically or horizontally, depending on the geography of the region. A fluid (usually water mixed with environmentally friendly antifreeze) is circulated through the pipes to absorb and dispel the heat from the ground. This heat is then extracted by the heat pump unit and delivered in or out of your living spaces using conventional ductwork air delivery systems.

Don’t Let The Name Fool You!

Geothermal heat pumps can heat and cool a building. They can even be equipped to provide hot water.

Will It Work In My Building?

Geothermal heat pumps are flexible and can be installed in new construction or retrofitted to work with existing systems.

Geothermal Is Environmentally Friendly!

Geothermal systems require very little maintenance and are environmentally conscious. These systems use the least amount of electricity, reduce air and water pollution, and produce the fewest emissions. They are safe for the environment as well as your home. They also provide the most stable comfort level, with more efficient humidity control and less noise.

Need Geothermal Heat Pump Service?

Contact the experts at Comfort Zone Heating & Cooling.

Call us at 208-414-1302!

Geothermal Heat Pump Repair in New Plymouth, ID 83655

“Ty Hamilton is very knowledgeable with Water to Air Heat Pumps. If I have any issues with my system, Ty will be the first and only person I will call !” – Larry T.

Geothermal Heat Pump Replacement in Council, ID 83612

“Our old Geothermal Heat Pump died over the Christmas Holidays and required replacement. Comfort Zone came to our home and did an outstanding job presenting all of the available options for replacement. They helped us compare and contrast these options in great detail, and helped us to select a replacement unit within our budget. Their sales staff was top notch and very professional. Their installation crew quickly removed and replaced our old unit with great professionalism and efficiency. They spent time answering our questions and explained all of the settings and features of our new unit. When they left, their work area was clean and spotless.”

– Brian G.

Geothermal Heat Pump Repair in Cambridge, ID 83610

“Serviceman Ty arrived on time and gave forewarning even. He found the problem quickly and made the repair. He made sure the system was running properly and did not charge me an arm and a leg😊.”

– Dan W.

Geothermal Heat Pump Maintenance in Weiser, ID 83672

“The technician was courteous, informative and respectful of my property.”

– Tracy N.


Comfort Zone Heating & Cooling proudly provides HVAC service to Caldwell, Cambridge, Council, Fruitland, Homedale, Middleton, Midvale, Nampa, New Plymouth, Parma, Payette, Weiser, Nyssa, Ontario, Vale and the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 208-414-1302, or request service online today.