The Geothermal Heat Pump will have all of its components inside the home in the conditioned space. This means no noisy compressors outside rotting in the rain. The self contained Geo Thermal Heat Pump is expected to last twice as long as conventional Heat Pumps because it is not outside in the elements or in a 120 degree attic. This Heat Pump is comfortable and quiet inside the home just like you are. I cools itself using water from the horizontal ground loop Tom installed underground and around the home. The ground loop is basically an underground piping installed 7′ below the surface. At that depth the ground temperature in South Carolina is approximately 57 Degrees year round. The geothermal heat pump will be able to work at it’s optimum performance year round regardless of how hot or cold it is outside the green home. This Heat Pump will also be much smaller than expected to service a 3000 sq ft home because the home is so well insulated and we do not have the temperature loss that conventional homes do in the winter or hot summer months.