Geothermal Heating

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Installation, Repair, & Maintenance

Geothermal Heating

Geothermal heating systems are highly energy efficient compared to traditional heating systems. They use the stable temperature of the earth as a heat source, which means they require less energy to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature.

  • Extreme energy efficiency
  • Lower energy bills
  • Environmentally sustainable
  • Consistent heating throughout your home

For geothermal heating installation, repair, and maintenance in the Denver Metro Area and outlying areas, call ABE Heating and Cooling at (303) 341-5701.

How Does Geothermal Heating Work?

Geothermal heating, also known as ground-source heating, uses the natural heat stored in the earth to warm your home.

How Ground Source Heat Pumps Work

Photo Illustration: Radiators are shown, but can be interchanged with radiant heating or ductwork for a water to air combo.

Here is a general overview of how geothermal systems work.


A geothermal heating system consists of a series of pipes buried underground, known as a loop.


The pipes are filled with a mixture of water and antifreeze, which absorbs the heat from the earth.


Once the mixture has absorbed enough heat, it is pumped back up to the surface and into a heat exchanger.


The heat exchanger then transfers the heat to the air or water that is used to heat your home.


This process continues until the building reaches the desired temperature.

Benefits of Geothermal Heating Systems

Energy Efficiency

Geothermal cooling systems are one of the most energy efficient systems available. They use the earth’s natural heat and can reduce energy consumption by up to 50%  compared to traditional heating systems.

Environmentally Friendly

Geothermal heating systems do not release any harmful emissions into the atmosphere. They do not require any fossil fuels. This makes them an excellent choice for homeowners who want to reduce their impact on the environment.


Geothermal heating systems have a lifespan of up to 25 years, which is longer than traditional cooling systems. This means that homeowners can enjoy the benefits of geothermal heating for many years without having to worry about replacing the system.

Low Maintenance

Geothermal heating systems have fewer moving parts, which means there are fewer opportunities for things to go wrong. This can save homeowners money on maintenance costs over the lifespan of the system.


Geothermal systems can be used for both heating and cooling. They work by transferring heat from the earth to the building in the winter and transferring heat from the building to the earth in the summer.

Geothermal heating systems offer many advantages over traditional heating systems, making them a great option for environmentally-conscious families. 

Which Geothermal Heat Pump is Right for You?

The basic distinction in heat pumps is between closed-loop and open-loop systems. Both systems include pipes buried beneath the ground, and both rely on heat exchangers to heat or cool the air in your home.

Closed-loop Systems

Closed-loop systems are entirely self-contained. They contain a mixture of water and antifreeze that circulates repeatedly through plastic tubing, transporting heat in one or the other direction.

Open-loop Systems

Open-loop systems, on the other hand, circulate water extracted from underground or surface water sources, such as wells, rivers, ponds or lakes. Water is pumped in and drained out of the system continuously, using the original water source as both a heat source (in winter) and heat sink (in summer).

Closed-loop systems are more common, and they are divided into three subtypes: horizontal, vertical and pond/lake.

Call ABE Heating and Cooling today at (303) 341-5701 if you would like to find out which geothermal heat pump would be best for YOUR home.

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Geothermal Heating System Installation

The most important day in the life of your geothermal heating system is the day it’s installed. ABE Heating and Cooling has the expertise and knowledge to do the job right the first time.

Geothermal Heating System Replacement

When the day comes to replace your geothermal system, ABE Heating and Cooling will be there to discuss your options, help you choose what’s best for your home and budget, and install your new system.

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Geothermal Heating System Repair

Geothermal systems have fewer mechanical parts than traditional HVAC systems, which means there are fewer things that can go wrong. Additionally, the underground piping used in geothermal systems is durable and can last for several decades, meaning that repairs are not needed as often.

If repairs are needed, they are typically easier and less disruptive than repairs to traditional HVAC systems. For example, if a leak is detected in the underground piping, the repair can often be made by simply digging a small hole and accessing the damaged area, rather than having to tear up the entire yard to access the system.

If you do run into a repair problem, ABE Heating and Cooling can help.  We’ll have you back up and running in no time.

Geothermal Heating System Maintenance

While a geothermal unit requires less maintenance than other heating systems, there are some maintenance tasks associated with a geothermal system that should be done by a qualified HVAC contractor. An experienced technician will be able to examine the refrigerant charge in the ground loops, ensure that the loops are in good condition, and give the indoor unit a thorough inspection.