Geothermal Energy

World’s Greenest Heating/Cooling System

Looking for an efficient, cost effective, and environmentally friendly heating/cooling system? A geothermal heat pump is the greenest way to go. Learn the facts about geothermal energy.

  • The United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory concluded that geothermal energy is more efficient and cost-effective compared with conventional residential systems.
  • Available everywhere in the United States, geothermal energy can be found underground virtually anywhere.
  • Geothermal cost savings can be increased by geothermal energy incentives, available from federal, state, local, and utility sources.
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Energy and cost savings of geothermal heat pumps will vary by region and type of conventional system by which they are compared, but the energy cost of geothermal versus conventional HVAC systems will always be lower — and the geothermal system will always be greener.

Geothermal Versus Conventional Cost Comparison

In general, homeowners who switch to geothermal systems can expect to see substantial reductions in their energy bills over time. While the initial installation cost may be higher compared to traditional systems, the long-term savings and environmental benefits often make geothermal a wise investment for those committed to sustainable living and energy efficiency.

To calculate your home’s potential geothermal system cost savings, several factors need consideration:

  1. Geographical Location: The climate and geological conditions of your area play a crucial role. Geothermal systems work best in regions with relatively stable underground temperatures. The more extreme your local climate, the greater the potential savings.
  2. Home Size and Energy Needs: The size of your home, its insulation, and your specific heating and cooling requirements will impact your potential savings. Larger homes with high energy demands may benefit more from a geothermal system.
  3. Existing Heating and Cooling System: If you’re replacing an older, less efficient heating and cooling system, the savings can be substantial. Geothermal systems are known for their energy efficiency, often exceeding traditional HVAC systems.
  4. System Design and Installation: Proper system design and installation are critical for maximizing savings. Ensure that your geothermal system is tailored to your home’s needs and professionally installed.
  5. Local Energy Prices: The cost of electricity or natural gas in your area will affect your potential savings. Higher energy costs make geothermal systems more financially appealing.
  6. Incentives and Rebates: Many governments and utilities offer incentives and rebates for installing geothermal systems. These financial incentives can significantly reduce your upfront costs.
  7. Maintenance and Lifespan: Geothermal systems typically have lower maintenance requirements and longer lifespans than traditional systems. This can contribute to long-term savings.

Government Agencies

Government agencies such as The U.S. Department of Energy and EnergyStar are just a couple of the many government agencies that are talking about the benefits of geothermal energy solutions. Products that utilize geothermal energy are gradually becoming a popular investment across the U.S. The U.S. Department of Energy states that geothermal energy, “…supplies clean, renewable power around the clock, emits little or no greenhouse gases, and has a small environmental footprint.” Not only is geothermal energy creating a greener future, it is contributing to return on investment, making it a more cost-effective option for heating and cooling. EnergyStar states that geothermal heat pumps “…use 61%  percent less energy than a standard model, saving nearly $830 annually, and more than $9,500 over the 15-year life of the product.” Geothermal energy solutions have the capacity to deliver reliable, clean power with minimal environmental impact and economic advantages.

Industry and scientific organizations

  • The California-based Consumer Energy Center praises versatile geothermal energy.
  • The Geothermal Energy Association discusses the benefits of renewable geothermal energy.
  • Find out what the Union of Concerned Scientists has to say. Even major energy producers (power plants) recognize geothermal energy advantages as a renewable source of power.

What Do Owners of Geothermal Systems Think?

Up to 95% of geothermal system owners would recommend installing such a system in the home. That’s reflected in a number of online users’ and owners’ forums, including GeoExchange where you can experience the viewpoints of geothermal system owners.

Geothermal Installation Video – Wondering how the process works? Here’s one homeowner’s account of a geothermal system installation.

Create a Greener, More Energy-Efficient Home

The unanimous agreement among governmental agencies, consumer and industry groups, as well as geothermal system owners that geothermal heating and cooling is the world’s greenest and most energy-efficient solution highlights the remarkable advantages of this technology. Between energy savings, environmental benefits, government support, and ongoing innovation in design, geothermal heating and cooling solutions are one of the most modern and efficient ways to warm or cool your home. Its benefits address both energy and environmental challenges making it a versatile solution for multiple causes.

For more information on geothermal systems and creating a greener, more energy-efficient home, contact MrCentral Heating and Air today.

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