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Q & A: I am looking to purchase a home that has geothermal heat, do you have to install a separate a/c unit? how much?

Question by mrstunno: I am looking to purchase a home that has geothermal heat, do you have to install a separate a/c unit? how much?

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Answer by Don
A geothermal heat pump will also act as an a/c unit. I think you’ll find most also act as a water heater, too.

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2 Responses to Q & A: I am looking to purchase a home that has geothermal heat, do you have to install a separate a/c unit? how much?

  1. Carl H

    A geothermal heat pump, which is what houses that have geothermal heating use, actually uses air conditioning technology in reverse.
    Here’s a very simplified explanation of how it works

    Instead of removing heat from your house and “pumping it” outside, it removes heat from the earth and “pumps it” into your house.

    When you don’t need heat, you can run it as air conditioning.
    For an excellent article on Geothermal Heat Pumps, see “Geothermal Heat Pumps” on http://www.byoh.com.

    Stay warm, be green,
    Carl

  2. Dr. Strangelove

    A seperate AC unit would be based on sq footage, but you can count on spending $ 5k to $ 10k.

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