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Geothermal heat pumps are typically installed with a back-up electric power source.

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Question: Geothermal heat pumps are typically installed with a back-up electric power source.
Top Answer (63% of 30 votes): True.

Answer: True
Explanation: The back up electric is to assist the geothermal unit in extreme weather conditions. It is used mostly as an emergency source of heat if your geo needs service. The amount of assist that a geothermal could need is based primarily on the system design and how tight/well insulated your home is.
Geothermal Sales & Service, Inc.
Answer: True
Explanation: Yes, this is a recommendation, that I would make if I were offering a Geothermal heat pumps, as the too can reach their balancing point.
Affordable AC of SWFL, Inc
Answer: True
Explanation: Just because you have Geo. it can hit it's balance point.
Arizona's Best Heating & AC, Inc.
Answer: False
Explanation: not in the northeast
Answer: False
Explanation: You can install a backup generator to provide power to the system incase of a power outage, but in most cases a backup generator is not inatalled due to the cost factor.
Dr Heat & Cool Comfort Experts
Answer: True
Explanation: Its not always done, but should be because you have more components that make up the system including a pump that needs to circulate water from the well thru the heat exchanger. If your AC breaks you wont freeze to death and the water pipes in your house wont burst, but if your sole source of heat has a problem with a compressor, pump or valve you will be happy that you added the electric heat coil especially when you consider it is relatively inexpensive with comparison to the entire installation
123HVAC of Long Island
Answer: True
Explanation: cheaper air handler
Climate Creations LLC
Answer: True
Explanation: It depends where you live. In colder climates, most heat pumps are installed with a supplemental heating source.
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