How Does Geothermal Heating Work in the Winter?

January 21, 2021

Heating your home with a geothermal system in the winter might strike you as implausible. Cold weather freezes the ground, which raises the question of how much heat can actually be transferred from the ground to your home. The answer is quite a bit. Low outside temperatures and frozen ground have no impact on a geothermal system. Only a few feet below the surface, the Earth holds a nearly constant temperature of roughly 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Such a temperature is more than sufficient for a geothermal heat pump to transfer heat from underground and keep your home comfortable.

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