FAQ Geo

Why Geo Thermal Systems from FHP?

1) What is the cost and payback?

Considered the technology of choice by the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency


1) Geothermal heat pumps not only provide dependable, natural heat they also provide you with more financial independence through the money the heat pumps can save. Read more on FHP website >
  • Geothermal heat pumps have the lowest life cycle cost today : 25% to 50% less than a conventional system
  • Savings up to 70% in your energy bill depend on location and which GSHPS you use
  • Will normally cost more than a conventional system, but will pay back that cost difference in a short period of time
  • Local and federal Tax Credits & Rebates decrease your installation cost, which decreases payback period
  • Extra money to invest on your family quality time

2) What is the heating operating cost estimate?

The lowest operating costs
of many other alternatives!


2) Estimated heating costs of operation for a building with 54,000 Btu/hr Design Heat Loss at -3 F. Estimates based on the following energy costs: Electricity - 9.5 cents per kilowatt hour; Natural Gas - $1.20 per therm; Propane - $1.75 per gallon; Oil - $2.25 per gallon; Dry Wood - $230 per full cord. Source: Phoenix Energy Supply; FHP Manufacturing.

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3) Why do we use FHP heat pumps?


3) FHP Geothermal Heat Pump systems are the most energy and cost efficient systems on the market and therefore the greenest technology for heating and cooling. The technology uses the relatively constant temperature of the earth (thermal energy) to provide heating, air conditioning and hot water. Ground and water temperatures, 6 feet below the earth's surface, stay relatively constant throughout the year. This allows the system to provide extremely efficient heating or cooling all year long in virtually any climate. Sometimes the term "environmental comfort system" is used to describe a geothermal heat pump. This happens because a heat pump absorbs or rejects heat from the earth and has absolutely no impact on the environment.

4) What are the two operating modes of Geo Thermal heat pumps from FHP?

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4) TWO Modes / Heating and Cooling Modes:
During the HEATING mode, the refrigerant, a hot gas, is pumped from the compressor to the air-to-refrigerant heat exchanger coil via the reversing valve. In the air-to-refrigerant heat exchanger coil, the heat is removed by the air that passes over the coil surface, and the hot gas condenses into a liquid. The air is circuited to the space and provides heating for the house. The refrigerant liquid then flows through a metering system to the water-to-refrigerant heat exchanger. When evaporating into a gas, the liquid absorbs heat and cools the water. The heating cycle is completed when the refrigerant ßows as a low pressure gas through the reversing valve and back to the suction side of the compressor. In the winter the fluid in the ground loop extracts heat from the ground, raising the fluid temperature and then circulates back to the heat pump into the house.

In the COOLING mode, the refrigerant, a hot gas, is pumped from the compressor to the water-to-refrigerant heat exchanger via the reversing valve. Water, generally with an antifreeze, flowing through the water-to-refrigerant heat exchanger removes heat and the hot gas condenses into a liquid. This liquid then flows through a metering device to the air-to-refrigerant heat exchanger coil. In evaporating into a gas, the liquid absorbs heat and cools and dehumidifies the air that passes over the coil surface. The cooling cycle is completed when the refrigerant flows as a low pressure gas through the reversing valve and back to the suction side of the compressor. The fluid from the water-to-refrigerant heat exchanger is pumped to the ground loop heat exchanger where it transfers the heat to the earth. The cooled fluid then flows back to the unit.