Our planet has a problem. Our environment is suffering and is already seeing the effects of greenhouse gases and global warming. But you can help.
Even if you are choosing geothermal for the cost savings, you’ll have the added benefit of knowing that your choice has positively helped create a better environment for our children. That’s because you’ll be sourcing your heating and cooling energy directly from the sun and Mother Nature.
For instance, installing a geothermal system in a typical home is the equivalent of planting 350 trees, or taking two cars off the road. Geothermal systems don’t burn fossil fuels, and they don’t emit carbon dioxide, which has been associated with the greenhouse effect and global warming. Current geothermal systems save more than 14 million barrels of crude oil every year.
Geothermal heating & cooling technology operates solely off of electricity. A direct exchange (DX) geothermal system uses the least amount of electricity of any geothermal on the market today. It only needs enough electricity to operate the compressor which pumps the refrigerant throughout the system, and there is no need for electricity to operate a water circulating pump. This reduces the need for new coal-powered electric power plants. The result is cleaner air and less acid rain. A geothermal heating and cooling system is an investment in the preservation of our environment for generations to come.
For more than 50 years, refrigerant has been used with confidence by HVAC manufacturers and installers. Two kinds of refrigerant are in use today: R-22 and R-410A. Both are non-toxic, inert gasses, and R-410A is not an ozone-depleting chemical.
The EPA has stated that:
“(Refrigerant) poses no direct threat to humans – nor to ground water – there is no reason why it cannot also be used with confidence in underground heat exchangers as part of a DX system.”
Stephen J. Offutt, Environmental Protection Specialist
Therefore, we can be confident that a DX geothermal heating and cooling system is safe for humanity and the environment.
Turn your yard into a power plant
Geothermal essentially uses your yard as a power plant. The earth absorbs nearly 50% of the sun’s energy that reaches our planet. That’s 500 times more energy than all of humanity would need in a year! Luckily for us, it’s an unlimited source of energy. Geothermal takes that stored energy and turns it into a cheap and efficient source of heating and cooling for you.
Tax credits are available – You might be eligible to save up to 30% from a Federal Tax Credit