Air Source Pumps vs. Geothermal
We recently had a customer ask a similar question about air source pumps vs. geothermal heat pumps. This seemed like a good opportunity to share an article from Forbes.com that really breaks down the difference between the two and supports our stance that geothermal is the most efficient was to heat and cool a home or building.
Are Air Source Heat Pumps A Threat To Geothermal Heat Pump Suppliers?
Posted by Ton Konrad, Contributor on 1/15/14
Last year, geothermal heat pump (GHP) manufacturers introduced new heat pumps withbreak-through efficiency based on variable-speed compressor technology. These manufacturers include Waterfurnace Renewable Energy (TSX:WFI, OTC:WFIFF) and ClimateMaster, a division of LSB Industries (NYSE:LXU).
Variable speed compressor technology was not restricted to geothermal heat pumps (also known as ground source heat pumps or geoexchange): It had first found its way into what are often considered ground source’s poor cousins: air source heat pumps (ASHP).