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Clean Heating and Cooling

Learn how clean heating and cooling technologies can provide a more comfortable work environment

How it Works

Using oil or propane to heat and cool your business? There are better, more efficient technologies, such as heat pumps, that are making it possible for businesses to keep employees comfortable year-round, save energy, and reduce their carbon footprint. Heat pumps work by drawing heat from the environment and moving it indoors to heat or moving it outdoors to cool your building.

There are two primary types of heat pumps—air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps. Air source heat pumps gather heat from the air, while ground source (or geothermal) heat pumps extract it from the ground. During warmer months, these processes are reversed for cooling. Ground source heat pumps can also provide hot water for buildings.

How you benefit

  • Reduce heating and cooling costs with a non-fossil fuel source
  • Increase the life span of your heating and cooling equipment
  • Create a more comfortable work environment with quiet, even heating and cooling
  • Enable temperature customization and control for different spaces in your building
  • Reduce your environmental impact with no combustion of fossil fuels, fuel storage, or carbon monoxide emissions

When you should consider it

Clean heating and cooling systems may be good for your business if you are:

  • Currently using oil, propane, or electric resistance for heating and cooling
  • Experiencing issues with heating or cooling your building efficiently
  • Approaching end-of-life for your heating and cooling systems
  • Searching for one system to fill both your heating and cooling needs
  • Looking to reduce maintenance time—heat pumps require minimal maintenance
  • Managing a building with different heating and cooling requirements 
  • Undergoing a renovation or new construction project
  • Trying to obtain or improve a green building certification for your building


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Article: What to Expect from Your Geothermal Heating System [PDF]

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