While geothermal energy has been in use for decades, it is still one of the most misunderstood and often overlooked alternative energy source around. Geothermal is not only useful in producing electricity, it is also a viable solution for our heating and cooling needs, as well. This is possible with geothermal heat pumps.
The Earth absorbs about 47% of the sun’s energy that reaches it, storing that energy in the ground. Because of this, the temperature below the Earth’s surface remains relatively constant at about 50 °F, even during winter. Your new geothermal heat pump then taps into that stored energy and utilizes it to heat your home in the winter.
During the warmer months of the year, the system removes heat from the home and dumps it into the cooler earth. This transfer of heat energy is done through a series of pipes buried in the ground, or sunk in a pond, or by using well water.
Because a geothermal system simply moves heat instead of burning a fossil fuel to generate it, it’s more energy-efficient.
Other Benefits Geothermal Heat Pumps
Savings: Generally, no other heating and cooling system offers lower operating costs, with savings up to 60% compared to ordinary systems.
Comfort: These systems provide even temperatures throughout the home year round, with excellent dehumidification during cooling.
Environmentally Sound: Geothermal is a clean, green, and renewable technology to reduce your carbon footprint now and for future generations.
Reliable: Geothermal units last longer than ordinary air conditioners and heat pumps. Since the units contain few moving parts, they operate for years with little maintenance.
Quiet Operation: Unlike ordinary air conditioners and heat pumps, no outdoor unit is required. Carrier geothermal units use heavy-duty, fully-insulated cabinets for quiet operation. Quiet, soft starting variable speed blowers are used in many models.
Flexibility: Heating, cooling and supplemental water heating from a single unit. and a wide variety of models and options to fit most any application.
Free Hot Water: During unit operation, free excess heat is used to supplement the home’s water heater.
Energy Independence: Geothermal systems reduce our need to import fuel.
Safe and Clean: No flame, no flue, no odors.
So why aren’t you utilizing the natural power of the Earth?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), geothermal heating and cooling systems are “the most energy efficient, environmentally clean, and cost effective space conditioning systems available today.”
If you have any questions about Geothermal Heat Pumps, please contact Fresh Air Concepts by calling 1-800-708-4FAC or click here today!
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