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Installing Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Geothermal heat pump benefits


Installing geothermal heating and cooling is one of the best options available for those who want to make their home more environmentally friendly. Of course, when people install technology that is designed to be green, they aren't all talking about the same kind of green. If your only motivation is to save money, installing geothermal heating and cooling is also an excellent option. These systems are more expensive to install than other HVAC options but, over time, they are significantly less expensive to operate and are famous for lasting a very long time.


Geothermal Heat Pump Basics


Installing geothermal heating and cooling starts by installing a ground loop. This ground loop circulates a substance that gathers energy that is used for heat in the summer and that is used for cooling in the winter. This energy is simply the energy already produced by the sun and stored in the Earth. The true beauty of geothermal heating and cooling is the fact that is taking advantage of energy that is already there. This means that, as opposed to fossil fuels, you are not consuming dirty resources to heat and cool your home and you are not causing the environmental consequences that come with mining, shipping and trucking those fossil fuels around the world. You're quite literally gathering your heating and cooling energy from your own backyard.

Installing Geothermal Heating and Cooling  


Geothermal Heat Pump Benefits


Geothermal heating and cooling can provide adequate climate control for the vast majority of homes. Installing geothermal heating and cooling, however, does require that you consult with a professional first so they can give you an accurate estimate of how much it will cost you to install it at your location and how efficient it is likely to be in your location. There are some differences depending upon the region in which you live. Overall, however, this is becoming one of the most popular and is certainly one of the most efficient options for environmentally-friendly home heating and cooling.

You can look forward to a significant decrease in the amount of money you pay every month toward your energy bills. You may pay a bit more for installing geothermal heating and cooling but, in the long run, you will end up saving money. If this is the kind of green that motivates you, you will not be disappointed.


Installing geothermal heating and cooling can be done in many different ways. There are systems that are designed to be installed inside the home and systems that are designed to be installed in exterior locations. Depending upon the climate in which you live and the structures that you have available on your property, the installer can work with you to find a suitable solution. There are also products available that can provide heating for swimming pools using only geothermal energy, which is a great way to take something that is normally a very wasteful enterprise—heating something used entirely for recreation with dirty fossil fuels—and transform it into a much more sustainable, and therefore enjoyable, way to cool off in the summer.


by - Phillip Rye

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