A geothermal heat pump reduces a home's annual heating energy use by 50 to 70 per cent. In addition, the system can also reduce space cooling costs up to 40 per cent and domestic water heating costs up to 25 per cent.
Geothermal heat pumps draw on soil temperatures to heat or cool your home. This reduces your home's energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and harmful effects on the environment. Geothermal system installations in Manitoba since 1990 have saved 33.5 GWh of electricity and 3.9 million cubic metres of natural gas, annually. These energy savings have reduced annual greenhouse gas emissions by over 35,000 tonnes annually. This is equivalent to taking over 10,000 cars off the road each year.
Compared to conventional heating systems, a geothermal heat pump system generally stays on longer and warms your home in lower temperature rises. This provides consistent heat distribution throughout your home.
Geothermal heat pumps are reliable in a variety of climates. There are more than one million geothermal units in operation worldwide.
Geothermal heat pumps move heat into or out of the house to heat or cool as required. This versatility means you don't need separate air conditioning and heating systems. A geothermal system can do both.