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Geothermal Energy for Housing

by GuestPoster - August 2nd, 2011.
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The climate crisis is rapidly getting worse and by the use of geothermal energy we can make a positive difference and a take a step in the right direction. Geothermal energy installments mainly consist of using free underground heat energy to either cool down or heat a room. What are the main reasons to invest in such a system?

Save Money

This one is obvious, but not many realize the potential of installing a geothermal energy system for their house. Geothermal energy used for heating may reduce heating costs by maybe as much as 70%, and in the long run will supply large quantities of free energy for your house.

Environmentally Friendly

Another important factor is that geothermal energy is environmentally friendly. There are no emissions linked to using geothermal energy as either a heating or cooling source. This is important in today’s climate situation, where we need all help we can get to make sure that the earth is healthy for generations to come.


There are no health risks or any other adverse effects by using geothermal energy. Pipes are installed under the ground making it even safer. Compared this to the risk of electrical shock, like when you use electric heating, or gas explosions if gas is used as an energy source. Geothermal energy is safe.


The geothermal systems we are talking about in this article usually come with a 10 year warranty, and in most cases lasts for several decades with little to no problems.


The energy under the ground doesn’t have the fluctuations we deal with if we use harnessed energy from sources such as the wind or generate electricity using solar cells from the sun.

While there is more to the geothermal energy pros and cons list, we feel that the above paragraphs contain the most important benefits by using such a technology. The initial costs may seem high for some people, but the pay-off can very well be worth it. Geothermal energy is a green energy source and an important part of the future. It will be interesting to see how it can be implemented together with the wind energy pros and cons.

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