It may be hard to believe, but the ground under your feet contains nearly half of all the solar energy that the earth receives. This energy can be used to heat or cool your home, which is the principle behind geothermal heat pumps.
Geothermal heat pumps were first introduced in the 1940's. They are most commonly used to regulate the surrounding air temperature, but if properly modified they can also act as a water heater. Because geothermal systems use the natural temperature of the earth as a source of energy, they are more efficient and cost effective. Users of geothermal heating systems report savings up to 80%. They also have the added benefit of being environmentally friendly.
Benefits of Geothermal Energy
- Less Energy Usage and Low Operating & Maintenance Costs
- Virtually No Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- Ties into In-Floor Radiant Systems or Forced Air Systems
- No Carbon Monoxide
- Quiet Operation and Simple Controls
- Long Lasting Components