Geothermal energy has been gaining popularity as an eco-friendly way to heat and cool a home at a fraction of the cost of fuel-burning systems or even conventional air-source heat pumps. While this energy source does offer a lot of benefits, it’s not ideal for everyone.
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Geothermal systems can provide reliable heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer. They do so with very little noise, requiring few and infrequent repairs and at a very low cost once a system is installed.
Through rain or shine above ground, the temperature underground, below the frost line, remains consistent year-round. This means that geothermal is always a good option for heating and cooling your home, whether it’s 95 degrees or 15 degrees outside.
Is residential geothermal worth it?
What are the pros and cons of geothermal heating? The pros would be that they are extremely efficient and will work around 400% better than a traditional furnace. This is also renewable energy so it is good for you, good for the environment, and good for your energy bill. Your energy bill will reduce significantly.
Disadvantages of geothermal energy
Environmental issues. There is an abundance of greenhouse gases below the surface of the earth.
Surface instability (earthquakes) Construction of geothermal power plants can affect the stability of land.
Is geothermal energy safe for homes?
Geothermal energy is safe, reliable, and resides just beneath our feet. It can help meet U.S. energy demands by supplying power to our electric grid and can even be used to heat and cool homes and businesses