What is Geothermal Heating?
Since the beginning of time, humans have been extracting heat from the earth to stay warm. With a geothermal heat pump, it is very easy to save money on energy bills, be environmentally friendly, and maintain central heating and cooling in your home. There are many benefits to installing geothermal systems in your home, with the biggest one being cost. Because geothermal energy is a renewable resource and highly efficient, the return on your investment will quickly out weigh your current energy bills. With no outdoor unit, geothermal units are designed for quiet operation leaving you without the noise of a traditional heating and cooling system. Since geothermal units do not produce green house gasses, carbon dioxide, or carbon monoxide the Department of Energy reports geothermal systems are the most environmentally conscious way to heat and cool your home.
How Does it Work?
A geothermal heat pump is a system used to extract heat from the earth’s ground to be used for central heating and cooling throughout your home. The design of the system reduces operational costs while increasing efficiency. A geothermal heat pump absorbs the ground’s heat and circulates underground in a looped pipe system. A geothermal system is much more efficient because it can easily absorb the abundant heat that is stored underground as opposed to a traditional heating system that has to work much harder to heat the cold air from outside to properly warm your home.