The Top 3 Geothermal Misconceptions Revealed


Geothermal myths, debunked!

Geothermal systems are becoming increasingly popular. Many homeowners and business owners alike are searching for better ways to reduce their carbon footprints and help to protect the environment. There are a variety of reasons why geothermal systems can wonderfully benefit homes and businesses. However, many people still seem to have a few misconceptions associated with geothermal systems. Here are some of these myths, debunked, so you can have a better understanding of geothermal systems and how they operate.

Myth #1: Geothermal Systems Can Only Provide Heat

Geothermal systems are able to operate the temperature within any home or business regardless of the temperature outside. In fact, geothermal systems work by using a closed water circuit to transfer heat energy either into or out of the home or building. As a result, they work to create more heat in colder months and eliminate the heat during the warmer months.

Myth #2: Geothermal Systems Are Too Expensive

Geothermal systems are typically more expensive than traditional HVAC. When we compare the difference in cost from a traditional HVAC system to a geothermal and then subtract grants and rebates from the state and utility companies, the additional cost is minimal. Especially with the great financing Ground Loop offers, that additional cost is typically a few dollars a month in a payment. Then you have the savings your geothermal will provide, an average homeowner will save more than their payment. Meaning you average geothermal system will pay for itself from day one. No additional money out of your pocket.

Myth #3: Geothermal Systems Require A Lot Of Space

Every geothermal system configuration is different. In fact, depending on the land availability there are different systems that would work better or worse for your home or business. As a result, geothermal systems provide a more customizable approach to your heating and cooling needs when compared to traditional HVAC systems. In addition, some loops can be buried underground vertically which quite easily saves space and requires much less surface area.


If you are concerned about the air conditioning system within your home, consider hiring a technician to maintain your geothermal during or before the air conditioning system. Our geothermal units do both heating and cooling from one system, not separate heaters or air conditioning units. With many experienced technicians available, Ground Loop, Inc. can solve all your air conditioning system problems. If you are interested in creating the most comfortable environment for your family to enjoy, contact Ground Loop, Inc. today.

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