Renewable Geothermal Energy Systems Save Money
When you are looking for cost efficient and green ways of heating and cooling your home, consider geothermal systems. One of the most important questions to ask yourself when thinking about new geothermal heating and cooling options: is geothermal renewable or nonrenewable? The good news is – geothermal is renewable.
What are the benefits of Geothermal Energy Systems?
The heat that is developed by the earth can be contained and used to produce energy to run your house. What could be a more perfect resource?
No matter where you reside, the temperature right below the ground stays the same regardless of the season. A geothermal system utilizes the temperature below the ground to heat, cool, and produce hot water for your home. You can bring down the energy costs of running your home by 70 percent over other sources of energy. These systems are the best and most inexpensive way to heat and cool your home.
This limitless, renewable resource can be implemented without installing unsightly solar panels. Instead, a geothermal system is installed with durable pipes underground, preserving your home’s curb appeal and it’s resale value.
Geothermal is an abundant and continuous source of natural, renewable energy. Also, geothermal systems do not produce any greenhouse gases harmful to your family. Since there is no flame to burn, you reduce risk and your carbon footprint.
How do Geothermal Systems work?
The question of “is a geothermal renewable or nonrenewable?” is all in the design. Heat is continually produced in the ground. Using a ground-source heat pump, geothermal energy is tapped to provide heat and cooling to your home. The pump uses the constant temperature of approximately 50°F only a few feet down in the ground. Air or antifreeze liquid pumps through underground pipes and re-circulated into your home. In summer, the liquid transfers heat from the house into the ground. In winter, it does the opposite, transferring previously warmed air and water to the heating system.
A geothermal heat pump system can be installed in your new or existing home. Contact us to find out how a geothermal system provides a low-cost, low-maintenance way to make your indoor atmosphere more comfortable, all by using the resources that are literally right in your backyard.
Our goal is to help homeowners in the Northwest Arkansas area learn more about geothermal energy and renewable heating and cooling options.