The power or energy generated from the heat source within the Earth is referred to as geothermal energy. It is considered one of the most environment-friendly options of energy as compared to fossil fuels. Also, in the long run it is quite a cost-effective solution. With depleting fuel sources and greater emphasis on energy conservation and environment protection, more people are turning towards geothermal pumps for their home heating systems.
Home heating systems that utilize geothermal energy save 25%-50% electricity as compared to home that uses other alternate HVAC systems. Geothermal heating systems (GHS) use one unit of electrical energy to extract up to three units of heat source from the earth. These systems also enable humidity control and are very useful in humid areas.
GHS not only ensure conservation of energy but also reduction in emissions as compared to air-source heating systems and electric resistant systems. Also, as already mentioned, in the current scenario of fast disappearing fuel resources, geothermal energy is one of the best environment-friendly energy sources available to man.
Flexibility, Durability, and Reliability
GHS allow design flexibility and can be considered as a HVAC system whether you are looking at a new system or considering modification of the existing system. Also the equipments required for implementing geothermal systems are lesser compared to conventional heating systems, resulting in more space to live. Almost all the equipment for this system are sheltered within the building making it a more reliable and durable heating system. Most of these heating pumps come with a warranty of 25-50 years and the equipment has a life of more than 20 years. Further all components are easily accessible making it convenient for regular maintenance and tuning, further ensuring its long life.
Reduces Noise Pollution
Unlike conventional home heating systems, geothermal systems do not have any condensing units located within or outside the home. This ensures that the noise pollution generated by conventional systems is absent.