There are a number of
benefits to utilizing geothermal heating and cooling in your home. This energy,
which rests below the surface of the earth, can be used to naturally heat your
home in the winter. A system can also draw warm air out of your home during the
summer months and release it back into the earth, leaving your home cooler.
Since you’re using less traditional energy, like gas, oil, or electricity, a
geothermal system is a great way to cut down on your utility bills and save
some money. If you’re looking to have a system installed for your home, here
are a few tips to help get you started.
Find Experienced Installers.
The first step you can
take is the one that might be the most important; locate a few experienced
installer with a track record of high-quality installations. One way to do so
is to check out contractor review sites on the Web, or talk with friends or
family members who have had geothermal systems installed in their own homes. By
finding a few installers you trust to do a good job with the installation of
your system, you’re one step closer to saving money.
Get Multiple Quotes from the
Now that you have a
few good installers lined up and ready to do business with you, have each one
provide you with a quote. Not only will this let you see the difference between
each company in terms of pricing, it’ll also let you see what’s factoring in to
each quote, such as the different processes each installer might use, or if the
estimate you receive includes the materials needed for installation and service
fees. These are important pieces of the geothermal installation puzzle.
Look into Government or Other
Some entities, like
the government or other organizations, will offer a rebate or a tax incentive
for homeowners who elect to have a geothermal heating and cooling system
installed in their home. If you can get some money back from such an organization,
or save some on your taxes, it can add on to the amount you’ll end up saving
when you have a geothermal energy system installed in your home and you use
less electricity and fossil fuels. Search online for available perks that you
can take advantage of for installing a geothermal system.
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Just a few feet beneath the ground we stand on, the planet’s temperature remains consistent. The average ground temperature in Ohio, USA is fifty four degrees all the year round. Geothermal heating and cooling systems make very good use of this stable environment to produce very efficient heating
heating and cooling.
During the winter, a
network of pipes buried deep in the earth and containing a water based solution
absorbs the heat from the ground and feeds it directly to a geothermal furnace.
A pump inside a user’s home would then circulate the earth’s warmth around
building through a series of standard air ducts.
During the summer, the
process is geothermal technology is put in reverse. The heat is siphoned from
the air within the home and fed through the pump to the network of pipes in the
ground. The water based solution then carries the energy back into the earth.
The only electricity required for the geothermal system to operate is for the
ground pump, compressor and fan.
Is this Method New?
No, not at all. The
technology to exploit this natural source of energy has been around for over
fifty years. And in the United States householders and corporate businesses
have been reaping the rewards of geothermal heating and cooling for more than
Many refinements and
improvements have been made to the apparatus used in this process recently,
making it a very appealing way to heat your home or workplace.
What Benefits do Householders get?
Geothermal systems can
reduce the householder’s fuel bills by as much as forty to eighty per cent. The
system is also very easily maintained and provides a very efficient source of
heating and cooling all year round. Users of this system will also have the
satisfaction of knowing that they are reducing their carbon footprint and
protecting the environment.
Geothermal systems do
not rely on fossil fuels to produce their heat, thus producing no polluting
toxins. They also produce zero carbon monoxide gases. Even when the emissions
from the power plants that produce the electricity to power the geothermal
systems are considered, they still produce lower pollutants than conventional
Miscellaneous facts about Geothermal
Heating and Cooling Systems:
Geothermal systems are
able to extract huge amounts of energy directly from your own back garden.
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of the suns rays are absorbed by the earth in …