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Geothermal Heating Systems

Geothermal heating systems are an incredibly energy efficient method of heating and cooling. These systems use ground-and-water-source heat to essentially move heat from one area to another, and use the consistent temperature of the ground (approximately 45-75 degrees) to heat and cool areas of the home. In the winter, the warmth from the ground is pumped into the house, while in the summer, the process is reversed and the heat is removed from the home in same manner.

A geothermal heating system uses compressors and heat exchangers in order to concentrate the energy of the earth and then release it into the home at a much higher temperature. Duct fans are used to distribute the heat to different rooms.

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What is A Geothermal Heating System?

Geothermal Heating System

A Geothermal heating system is a central cooling and heating system that pumps heat to or from the ground. This pump uses the moderate temperatures of the earth, which stay consistent during all parts of the year, to increase efficiency, reliability, and operating costs of heating/cooling systems.

You can read our extensive FAQ about Ground Heat Source Pumps and Geothermal heating systems right here. Comfortmasters is a proud installer of Florida Heat Pump and Bosch systems, and can recommend and help design a system to meet your specific needs. Contact us today or learn more about Geothermal Heat Pumps on our FAQs page to find out more about the energy-saving geothermal systems available to you today. Get the best heating and air conditioning service in Jacksonville – we’re here to help. 

Geothermal Heating System FAQs

Geothermal Heat Pump Efficiency 

Learn about how the geothermal heat pump can maximize your heating and cooling efficiency. 

How efficient is a Ground Heat Pump System?

The Ground Heat Pump System (or Geothermal System) is one of the most efficient residential heating and cooling systems available today, with heating efficiencies up to 70 percent higher than other heating systems, and cooling efficiencies up to 40 percent higher than available air conditioners. That directly translates into savings for you on your utility bills.

Can one system provide both space heating and cooling for my home? And what about heating hot water?

Yes. A Ground Heat Pump System can be a combination heating/cooling and a hot water heating system. You can change from one mode to another with a simple flick on your indoor thermostat. Using a desuperheater, some Ground Heat Pump Systems are able to save you up to 50% on your water-heating bill by preheating tank water.

How does a Ground Heat Pump System heat water for my home?

Using what is called a desuperheater, Ground Heat Pump Systems turn waste to heat through the task of heating hot water. During the summer, when the system is in cooling mode, your hot water is produced free as a byproduct of the thermal process. In winter, with the heating mode, the desuperheater heats a portion of your hot water. Desuperheaters are standard on some units, optional on others. Stand-alone systems that will heat water all year around can be purchased.

How much space does a Ground Heat Pump System unit require?

Most of a Ground Heat Pump System installation is underground. Inside the house, the heat pump units are about the same size as a traditional heating and cooling unit.

How long will my Ground Heat Pump System last?

Ground Heat Pump Systems are durable and highly reliable. The Ground Heat Pump System contains fewer mechanical components, and all components are either buried in the ground or located inside the home, which protects them from outside conditions. The underground pipe carries a warranty for up to 50 years.

jacksonville geothermal heating systemGreater Efficiency – Smaller Carbon Footprint

Because of their ability to move heat rather than generate heat, these pumps can provide four times the amount of energy they consume directly into electricity. These pumps don’t use combustion, allowing them to be 1.5 to 3 times more efficient than electric resistance heating. With this method of heating and cooling, there is no risk of indoor pollutants like carbon monoxide entering your home.  This reduces your carbon footprint, allowing you to be energy efficient and environmentally friendly at the same time!

The type of Geothermal heating system that is right for your home depends on various factors: your specific needs, the geography, even the geology of your home. The experts at Comfortmasters will help you determine which system bests works for you.

geothermal heating system cost in jacksonvilleGeothermal System Savings and Costs

How will I save money with a Ground Heat Pump System?

Ground Heat Pump Systems save money, both in operating costs and maintenance costs. Investments can be recouped in as little as three years. There is a positive cash flow since the energy savings usually exceeds payment on the system.

Initial Investment

How much does a Ground Heat Pump System cost?

The initial investment for a Ground Heat Pump System is greater than that of a conventional system. However, when you consider the operating costs of a geothermal heating, cooling, and water heating system, energy savings quickly offset the initial difference in purchase price.

Additional Costs

What other costs are there besides the Ground Heat Pump System itself?

You can expect an installation charge for any electrical work, ductwork, water hook-up, and other provisions or adaptations to your home that are required. Comfortmasters can help estimate these costs in advance.

Rebates & Incentives

Does Florida offer any incentives for installing a Ground Heat Pump System?

Some utilities offer rebates or incentives to their customers who purchase Ground Heat Pump Systems.


How noisy is the Ground Heat Pump System unit?

Ground Heat Pump Systems are very quiet, providing a pleasant environment inside & outside of the home. Ground Heat Pump Systems have no noisy fan units to disturb outdoor activities, on or near the patio.


How safe are Ground Heat Pump Systems?

Ground Heat Pump System systems are safe and protected. With no exposed equipment outdoors, children or pets cannot injure themselves or damage exterior units. Ground Heat Pump Systems have no open flame, flammable fuel or potentially dangerous fuel storage tanks.


What about comfort?

A Ground Heat Pump System moves warm air (90-105(F) throughout your home or business via standard ductwork. An even comfort level is created because the warm air is moved in slightly higher volumes and saturates the building with warmth more evenly. This helps even out hot or colds spots and eliminates the cold air blasts common with fossil fuel furnaces.


How effective is this underground system?

The buried pipe, or ground loop, is the most recent technical advancement in heat pump technology. Recently, new heat pump designs and improved buried pipe materials have been combined to make Ground Heat Pump System systems the most efficient heating and cooling systems available.


Are Ground Heat Pump System guaranteed?

Nearly all Ground Heat Pump System manufacturers offer a warranty for major components that are equivalent to the warranties for conventional heating and cooling systems. Manufacturers of plastic pipe used for ground loops warrant their products for 50 years.

Safety and Function

Learn about the safety and function of the Geothermal Heating System.

benefits of geothermal heating jacksonvilleEnvironmental Benefits

The Geothermal Heating System offers many unique environmental and climate benefits.

Existing Ductwork

Will my existing ductwork function with this system?

Yes, in most cases. Comfortmasters will be able to determine ductwork requirements and if any minor modifications are needed.

Environmental Protection

How do Ground Heat Pump Systems protect the environment?

Ground Heat Pump System conserve natural resources by providing climate control very efficiently and therefore also lower emissions. Ground Heat Pump Systems also minimize ozone layer destruction by using factory-sealed refrigeration systems, which will seldom or never have to be recharged.

Lawn Effects

Will an underground loop affect my lawn or landscape?

No. Research has shown that loops have no adverse effects on grass, trees, or shrubs. Most horizontal installations require trenches about six inches wide. Temporary bare areas can be restored with grass seed or sod. Vertical loops require little space and do not damage lawns significantly.

My yard contains many shade trees. Will this affect ground temperature and my ability to use it as an energy source?

Not at all. The system is installed deep enough that it utilizes constant ground temperature.

Insulating Your House

Will I have to add insulation to my home if I install one of these systems?

Ground source heat pump systems will reduce your heating and cooling costs regardless of how well your home is insulated. However, insulating and weatherizing are key factors in gaining the maximum amount of savings from any type of heating and cooling system.

What Customers Have to Say


"The owner and employees of Comfortmasters, Inc. AC & Heating are true professionals. They are honest, reliable and always on time. I have a very unusual ac unit that leaked. I called the ac company that my association recommended. They were unable to solve the issue at hand. They did, however, try to sell me a new unit. At that point I decided to call Comfortmasters, Inc. AC & HEATING. The owner, Jim and his technician came out to look at my unit. They were able to determine the source of the leak. Jim explained everything to me about my unit. The problem was not my unit. The leak was actually coming from the condo above me. Comfortmasters solved my problem and saved me thousands of dollars. I highly recommend Comfortmasters, Inc. AC & Heating. They provide great service!”


“We feel that we made the right decision. My husband and I had been debating on replacing our system for months. It was all so confusing and everyone you talk to says that they're the best. We finally decided on going with Comfortmasters, Inc. after the technician Jon visited. He was very knowledgeable and really simplified things in which we were able to comprehend. I was given a quote that included everything that needed to be done. They were slightly more expensive than a few of the others, but the price I was given was the price we paid. I'm always hesitant when it comes to having to do projects like this. I am very happy that we chose them. I would recommend them for sure.”


“In my almost 25 years in Jacksonville, Comfortmasters is the only air conditioning and heating company I have used. Their employees have been invariably quick to respond to issues, professional, courteous, and knowledgeable. I have had them install two complete systems in my house at approximately 12 year intervals, and they always did a top notch job. Jim Plummer, the owner, always recognizes me by name when I call the company and personally supervised the initial phases of the new system installations. That personal touch is icing on the cake.”


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