Ground Source Heat Pumps (aka Geothermal)
Since 2009, Achieve’s staff has a proven track record designing and installing the finest geothermal systems in New England. We are the only design and installation company in New England with Staff certified by IGSHPA as both Certified Geoexchange Designer and Certified Geothermal Inspector.
About Ground Source Heat Pumps
Geothermal systems are recognized by both the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Energy as the most environmentally friendly, cost effective and energy efficient heating and cooling technology available. These systems also reduce the threats of acid rain, air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions—problems directly linked to the burning of fossil fuels. In fact, installing a single geothermal unit is the environmental equivalent of planting 750 trees. Because an Achieve system doesn’t use natural gas, propane, or oil for operation, there’s no combustion, flames or fumes, and no chance of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Our geothermal solutions are available with high levels of air filtration and can dramatically reduce allergens from your home.
Our systems can be integrated with energy efficient ventilation to bring in the fresh air you need with the benefits of air filtration.
Ground-source heat pumps (GSHPs) can provide cost-effective and energy-efficient heating, cooling, and water heating by utilizing the nearly constant temperature underground to heat or cool your home. GSHPs are typically the most efficient type of heat pump. Though they require electricity to operate, efficient GSHPs can provide the same amount of heating for 65 percent to 75 percent less than traditional electric heating. (MassCEC website)
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Ground-source heat pumps can provide cost-effective and energy-efficient heating, cooling and water heating for homes and businesses. While traditional systems burn fuel to create heat, a heat pump instead works by moving heat into or out of a building. Though they require electricity to operate, efficient ground-source heat pumps (GSHPs) can provide the same amount of heat using 65 to 80 percent less electricity than traditional electric heating – and reduce emissions and operating costs accordingly.
Heat pumps circulate a liquid, called a refrigerant, between an indoor air-handling unit and an outdoor radiator. When heating a building, the heat pump heats the liquid by pressurizing it, pumps it from outdoors inside, and then circulates it through the home or building’s heating system.
After the liquid transfers the heat into the building, it is depressurized and cooled. The liquid then travels to the outdoor radiator, where the ambient temperature warms the refrigerant, and the process begins again.
Heat pumps can also be used to cool buildings through a similar process. In this case, the warm air inside a home or building is cooled by the liquid, which has been depressurized. The refrigerant is then sent outside and pressurized, which heats it up, and the ambient outdoor temperature cools it.
GSHPs use the nearly constant temperature underground to heat or cool homes or buildings and are typically considered the most efficient type of heat pump.
These systems require trenches or wells to operate, and certain site properties may not have sufficient space or geological conditions to support them. GSHPs often utilize ducted ventilation systems to distribute hot and cold air throughout a building, though some utilize hot water distribution systems for heating purposes. Many of these systems also provide domestic hot water.
MassCEC provides rebates to support the installation of GSHPs in Residential facilities. Please see our Residential Clean Heating and Cooling websites for more details on how to apply for funding. (Learn about ground source heat pumps from Mass CEC)