What is Geothermal Energy?
Geothermal energy is the heat that the earth’s interior provides from nature. While temperatures above ground change a lot from day to day and season to season, temperatures 10 feet below the Earth’s surface hold nearly constant between 50° and 60°F. For most areas, this means that soil temperatures are usually warmer than the air in winter and cooler than the air in summer. Using Geothermal Heating and Cooling, Geothermal heat pumps use the Earth’s constant temperatures to heat and cool buildings. They transfer heat from the ground (or water) into buildings in winter and reverse the process in the summer.
Benefits of Geothermal Heating and Cooling
Geothermal technology is the most environmentally friendly way to cool and heat your home because it has no carbon dioxide emissions or any other negative effects on the environment. The savings of energy also helps reduce our US dependency on foreign oil.
Lower Operating Cost
How would you like to save up to 70% on your energy bills? Geothermal technology does this for your heating, cooling and hot water! The even better news is that the simple payback could be as short as 5 to 7 years and the savings start from the very beginning of installation. For a new home installation with the cost of the system included in your mortgage payment, you could have a positive cash flow from day one.