Geothermal Energy is Here to Stay

Imagine that you arrive home from work on a cold winter day and retrieve your mail. As the stinging icy breeze hits your hands, you pull out your latest energy bill and hope for the best. To your delight, your home energy costs are reasonable even with a harsh winter climate; geothermal energy is one of the most efficient, cost-effective ways to heat your home throughout the year, and that is only one of the advantages of geothermal energy.

Importantly, geothermal energy sources can provide heating and cooling to supplement your traditional home energy system, and are vastly more efficient than traditional systems.

Geothermal energy systems result in up to 50% improvements over traditional heat pumps, resulting in less electricity use, more stable energy regulation and more sustainable environmental practices. Modern geothermal energy systems are highly efficient and require less maintenance given their ingenious, relatively simple design. For homes with existing zone-based heating and cooling, the systems can be fully integrated for a combination of energy savings and comfort.

Advantages to Using Geothermal

  1. Significant Cost Saving : Geothermal energy generally involves low running costs since it saves 80% costs over fossil fuels and no fuel is used to generate the power. Since, no fuel is require so costs for purchasing, transporting and cleaning up plants is quite low.
  2. Reduce Reliance on Fossil Fuels : Dependence on fossil fuels decreases with the increase in the use of geothermal energy. With the sky-rocketing prices of oil, many countries are pushing companies to adopt these clean sources of energy. Burning of fossil fuels releases greenhouse gases which are responsible for global warming.
  3. No Pollution : This is one of the main advantage of using geothermal energy since it does not create any pollution and help in creating clean environment. Being the renewable source of energy, geothermal energy has helped in reducing global warming and pollution. Moreover, Geothermal systems does not create any pollution as it releases some gases from deep within the earth which are not very harmful to the environment.
  4. Direct Use : Since ancient times, people having been using this source of energy for taking bath, heating homes, preparing food and today this is also used for direct heating of homes and offices. This makes geothermal energy cheaper and affordable. Although the initial investment is quite steep but in the long run with huge cost saving it proves quite useful