What is Geothermal Energy and How Does It Work?
When it comes to heating and cooling your home, utilizing the earth’s natural resources is the most efficient, cost effective and environmentally friendly solution available. Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of energy stored in your own backyard to keep your house warm in the winter time and cool in the summer!
Compared to ordinary HVAC systems, the geothermal heating and cooling process can save you up to 70% on monthly energy bills – while protecting your family from dangerous carbon monoxide and helping keep the environment clean!
But don’t just take our word for it…check out these facts associated with installing a renewable energy solution in your own home:
- An EPA study of energy efficiency concluded geothermal energy is the most environmentally friendly heating/cooling system
- The United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory concluded that geothermal is more efficient and cost-effective compared with conventional residential systems
- Available everywhere in the United States, this eco-friendly energy can be found underground virtually anywhere
- Geothermal cost savings can be increased by incentives, available from federal, state, local, and utility sources
The World’s Greenest Heating and Cooling System
Watch this short video to learn more about how geothermal energy can help provide more efficiency and save you money when compared to your existing HVAC system. Click on the image below to start the video.
- The ground absorbs 47% of the sun’s energy that reaches planet Earth. This amount of energy represents 500 times more than mankind needs every year.
- Installing a geothermal system in a typical home is equal, in greenhouse gas reduction, to
planting an acre of trees, or taking two cars off the road.
- If one in 12 California homes installed a geothermal system, the energy saved would equal
the output of nine new power plants.
- Current geothermal installations save more than 14 million barrels of crude oil per year.