In the United States, use of fossil fuels is very common for the purpose of heating and cooling, in a home and business. In order to maintain a comfortable temperature in your indoors, it requires almost 50 percent of the total energy consumption of an average home. Fossil fuels that are commonly used to provide heat to your home require more energy and are less efficient as compared to the geothermal heating system. Use of fossil fuels for heating purpose not only wastes valuable non-renewable resources, but it also results in damage to the environment.
Geothermal heating systems need much lesser energy than a furnace or other heating systems thus have the highest positive impacts on the environment. There are no burning of fossil fuels involved in the case of geothermal heat pumps. This system utilizes natural energy present within the earth's interior to provide heat to your home or office. Overall operation of geothermal heat pumps needs energy of the earth and electricity, making the working of heat pumps free of any combustion and unsafe byproducts such as greenhouse gases. Geothermal heating systems use a larger percentage of natural geothermal energy for the operation instead of electricity, which makes it possible to lower the energy consumption by conserving electricity.
Because of their high efficiency almost half of the world’s direct geothermal usage is associated with geothermal heating systems. The efficiency of geothermal heat pump systems is higher than the other available green products and systems so they are more effective in reducing harmful environmental impacts. You can make your home environmental friendly and truly “green” by installing geothermal heating system. These systems will help you to reduce your carbon footprint and save your money for any other heating or cooling system. For more information on Geothermal heating systems, call Smith Sustainable Design based in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.