Thursday, October 4, 2012

The most important benefits of geothermal heating

Geothermal heating is becoming increasingly popular option in many U.S. states. Here are the most important benefits of using geothermal heating systems instead of conventional ones:

1. Geothermal heating systems are environmentally friendly and there is virtually no environmental impact whatsoever in using these systems.

2. Geothermal heating systems need less electricity as compared to conventional heating systems, sometimes even 50% less electricity.

3. Geothermal heating systems are very silent which is not always the case with conventional heating systems. This means that these systems do not contribute to noise pollution.

4. Geothermal heating systems are very efficient.

5.  People can obtain subsidies for geothermal heating systems which can lead to significant decrease in installation costs.

6. Once installed, geothermal heating systems add extra value to your property.

7. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that geothermal heating can save homeowners 30–70 percent in heating costs.

8. Excellent option for under-floor heating of space.

9. They do not require much maintenance after the installation because there is no complicated mechanic and outside parts of the system are below ground and therefore protected from the weather conditions.

10. Geothermal heating systems are very reliable and are built to last for decades.

11.  Geothermal heat pumps can be used for both heating as well as cooling purposes.

12.  Widely used technology. Geothermal heating is used in 70 countries all across the globe.