Solar thermal is not the only or necessarily the best renewable energy heating and cooling option. Geothermal power delivers cleaner and more sustainable energy, reduces seasonal heating and cooling costs and cools faster than a standard air-conditioning system.
Increase your home’s energy efficiency with a Geothermal Heating and Cooling system that will reduce your family’s imprint on the environment and can also help you to slash your annual energy bills by nearly 70%! When compared to standard heating systems, geothermal heating systems can net favourable returns within 5 years.
Geothermal power is energy extracted from the earth’s natural heat stores found way below ground surface. As a renewable energy source, geothermal power is sustainable and eco-friendly and works by recovering heat from the earth and then re-purposing it in order to generate electricity.
Since the earth rapidly and consistently creates heat, geothermal power generation is considered to be a stable source of renewable energy and proven to reduce household energy emissions up-to 80% when used in daily heating and cooling.
Above ground temperatures are on a constant change, particularly in Canada where seasons go just as quickly as they come. The temperature beneath the earth’s surface stays consistent from summer to winter.
Even in the coldest months, the temperatures below the earths surface remain at 12 to 15 degrees celsius; meaning that you will have a constant heat supply all year long.
Geothermal heating and cooling systems are made up of a geo thermal unit, a series of underground pipes, and a heating pump. The pipes are filled with ethanol in order to absorb heat from the earth and distribute it to the geo thermal unit inside your house, where it is then interfaced with the forced air or water radiator system and used to transfer heat throughout your home.
During the warmer months, the geothermal power system has the opposite effect – instead of working to keep the home warm, it keeps it cool by taking the heat from the air inside the house and forcing it back into the ground.
There are many reasons why you should consider converting your homes heating and cooling system to a geothermal power system. Advantages include: