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An Explanation of Geothermal Systems for Eco Friendly Homes
June 28, 2016
Geothermal systems are used in the construction of eco friendly homes as an alternative heating and cooling system. Find out more about it on our blog.
Many eco friendly homes feature this kind of heating and cooling system.
If you own a home or are considering building a new home in the future, you know the importance of investing your money wisely into your place of residence. While it is a good idea to have a strong and durable building that features quality construction, you also want to design a home that you can benefit from financially in the future. Many people also consider the impact that their new home will have on the environment. Homeowners who enjoy the idea of eco friendly homes should consider the benefits of a geothermal system.
What is a geothermal system?
Geothermal systems are environmentally-friendly central heating and cooling systems designed for residential homes. These heating and cooling systems require less energy to operate. Also commonly known as a ground source heat pump or a geothermal heat pump, this system helps to keep your home comfortable by sending heat to or from the earth below.
How do geothermal systems work?
Since the earth absorbs a large amount of solar energy, the ground stays at a consistent temperature all year long. Geothermal systems in eco friendly homes use this ongoing stable temperature found underground by using a piping system that circulates water. This process works to exchange heat between your home and the underground source. The result is geothermal heating and cooling that is energy efficient and costs much less than electrical heating and air.
What are the benefits of geothermal systems for eco friendly homes?
Geothermal systems are showing up in more eco friendly homes across the nation because of the many benefits these systems provide to homeowners. For starters, a geothermal system is one of the most energy efficient options available when it comes to heating and cooling a home. But that’s not the only way a geothermal system cuts down on pollution. These setups can also help minimize noise pollution by eliminating loud vibrations and noisy outdoor fan systems.
Geothermal systems are also designed to last for a very long time, so homeowners can appreciate the money-saving and energy-saving benefits for years to come. The systems also provide a safer and cleaner option for controlling the temperature inside your home, meaning you don’t have to worry about dangerous gas leaks or carbon monoxide issues.
For additional information about geothermal systems and other sustainable building solutions, get in touch with the experts at Alternative Energy Construction. We have years of experience specializing in sustainable architecture and insulated concrete wall forms in an effort to build more energy efficient and eco friendly homes.