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How Does a Ground Source Heat Pump work?

Along with being one of the most efficient systems available to meet homeowners' heating and cooling needs, Southeastern offers additional discounts for Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP) through our Electric Heat Program and we  offer rebates on GSHPs up to $800.

A GSHP is the highest efficiency heating and cooling system available because it uses a renewable energy source: the earth. This system is three times more efficient than the highest efficiency gas furnace and consists of a network of durable plastic coils buried in the ground that absorb the earth’s heat energy.

A heat pump, which is connected to the coils, extracts that energy and converts it into heat, which is then transferred into the home. At the flip of a switch, the process can be reversed to cool in the summer. GSHPs are long-lasting, low-maintenance systems designed to meet 100 percent of a home’s heating and cooling needs. However, it is up to you to find and commission your own contractor for purchasing or installing a GSHP. Southeastern does not sell or install them. 

Program Details:

  • Receive an energy rate of $0.59/kWh for the electricity your GSHP uses.
  • Receive an $800 rebate on an approved GSHP system.
  • The GSHP must be capable of providing the entire space heating and cooling requirements of the home.
  • Special  metering equipment will need to be located outside the home.