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Do Geothermal Heat Pumps Work Efficiently in Cold Climates?

House covered in snow - does a geothermal heat pump work in the Winter in Canada

Geothermal heat pumps are an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly option for heating and cooling your home. However, many people believe these systems don’t perform well in colder climates—which simply isn’t true! Geothermal heat pumps are designed to extract heat from the ground, even in areas where temperatures can drop below freezing. This heat is then used to warm your home, making it an effective solution for even the coldest climates. 

Geothermal vs Air-Source Heat Pumps 

Both geothermal and air-source heat pumps function according to the same principles; they move heat into your home in the winter and out of your home in the summer. The main difference between the two, however, is the source of the heat they use. Geothermal heat pumps extract heat from the ground, while air-source heat pumps extract heat from outdoor air.  

Air-based heat pumps are more common and less expensive, but they can struggle to perform efficiently in extremely cold temperatures. In contrast, geothermal heat pumps are more costly to install, but they are much more efficient and can perform well in any climate, especially the cold Canadian winters. 

Contact Your Local ClimateCare Today 

If you live in a cold climate and are interested in a green and efficient heating and cooling system, consider a geothermal heat pump. With a heat pump, you’ll save on monthly energy bills all while reducing your carbon footprint. Learn more about geothermal heating efficiency here

Contact your local ClimateCare today to find out how installing a geothermal heat pump in your home can save you money in the long run, while providing dependable and absolute home comfort all year long. 

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