Educating Yourself About Geothermal Heating & Cooling


To make sure you get educated about geothermal and what’s involved, and especially how to guarantee that you have a successful installation, there are three excellent resources for the homeowner we’d like to share with you. These t sources provide a wealth of information in great detail, far more than we can cover here. They also have been extremely helpful in the presentation of the information found on these pages.

  • The Smart Guide to Geothermal by Donal Blaise Lloyd. This 184-page book, published by PixyJack Press (2011), is an excellent layman’s introduction to all things geothermal. Lloyd’s guide will not only explain geothermal to you but provide a wealth of resources to tap into.
  • Homeowner’s Guide to Geothermal Heat Pump Systems by the folks at Ground Energy Support LLC ( Another invaluable resource that walks through how geo systems work, considers if a geo system is right for you, and how to evaluate/select the right installer using the industry’s consumer resources like IGSHPA (the International Ground-Source Heat Pump Association), regional and state associations and manufacturer’s websites.
  • Geothermal HVAC: Green Heating and Cooling by Brian Clark Howard and Jay Egg. This textbook-handbook by geothermal experts, published by McGraw-Hill Education (2010), is an indispensible source book and covers residential geothermal heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning technologies and explains how to take advantage of their money and energy saving features.