Shine Energy Systems Inc. Company Blog

Shine Energy Systems Inc. Company Blog

Monday, December 4, 2006


Ground Source Heat Pump Terminology

The field in which I practice has many different names for our product that can lead to some confusion. They all are used to refer to the same appliance (the first two are the most common).

  1. Ground-source heat pump
  2. Geothermal heat pump
  3. Water-source heat pump
  4. Well-water heat pump
  5. Direct-expansion heat pump
  6. Geo-exchange heat pump
  7. Groundwater heat pump
  8. Earth-coupled heat pump
  9. Ground-coupled heat pump
  10. Open-loop heat pump
  11. Closed-loop heat pump
(Brumbaugh, J.E., HVAC Fundamentals, 4th ed., Audel, 2004, p.481)

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