One thing that makes a geothermal heat pump so
versatile is its ability to be a heating and cooling system in one. With a
simple flick of a switch on your indoor thermostat, you can change from one
mode to another. In the cooling mode, a geothermal heat pump takes heat from
indoors and transfers it to the cooler earth through either groundwater or an
underground earth loop system. In the heating mode, the process is reversed.