Using a Geothermal Heating System.
In this period where climate change is the most common topic of discussion, geothermal energy offers an environmentally sustainable solutions to heating at our homes. This form of energy taps into the energy beneath the ground which is transferred for use through pumps and at other times a structure is set upon a natural geothermal site.
The heat energy from deep in the earth results from a combination radioactive emissions from earth’s minerals and absorption of heat from the sun. Even though the temperature all across America and rest of the world varies the temperature of the ground six feet under the surface, remains at a constant 45 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. This puts geothermal energy at a unique position to offer the best environmentally friendly energy which can be used for air conditioning, and heating in our homes. For this reason, some homes have already put in place geothermal heaters to reduce energy wastage and to save the environment.
During summer, the geothermal heating systems have been built in such a way that they can maintain the air inside the house cooler than that one which is outside. During the winter they do the opposite, keeping the air inside warmer than that which is outside. The geothermal heating system has three main components that are the ground heat exchanger, the air delivery system, the heat pump unit. For heating purposes, the heat exchanger or the loop, serves as a channel for heat to move into the house from the ground and vice versa.
You can improve the efficiency of your geothermal heaters by some special equipment. These additional equipment includes multiple-speed compressors and speed power blowers. Some of the geothermal heaters are fitted with devices called desuperheaters useful in producing hot domestic water.
The geothermal heating systems have a number of advantages. Being a green alternative is one major advantage of geothermal heaters that befriends it with environmental enthusiast. It does not pollute the environment, and its effects are not very harmful. Reliability is one other advantage resulting from the fact that the energy can hardly be depleted.
The use of geothermal energy reduces the energy expenditures in the home. The system has compact heat pumps that are fit for even the small houses. For those homes that have large bills resulting from excess energy use during winter seasons, geothermal heaters are economical solutions.
Geothermal heating systems are not always good. They too have disadvantages. Some of thes setbacks include high initial investments, absence of closeness to a geothermal site, unsuitable drilling rock, harmful chemicals, and challenge of moving energy to long distance homes.
Despite the few disadvantages, geothermal heating systems can help you save a lot on energy bills.