Pros and Cons of Geothermal Energy

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Geothermal is one of the recent innovations that has got a lot of benefits. It provides a spectacular energy source for heating and cooling your home. Before you start using it, it is important for you to know both its pros and cons to determine if it going to benefit you.

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    1. 1. Pros and Cons of Geothermal Energy  Brought to you by: www.cascademechanical.com
    2. 2. Pros and Cons of Geothermal Energy Geothermal is one of the recent innovations that has got a lot of benefits. It provides a spectacular energy source for heating and cooling your home. Before you start using it, it is important for you to know both its pros and cons to determine if it going to benefit you. One of the benefits that you will get by using geothermal energy is saving money.
    3. 3. Pros and Cons of Geothermal Energy When you install a geothermal power system, you are going to cut your heating as well as cooling costs by approximately 20 to 80 percent. The amount you will save will be based on factors such as the efficiency rating of the heat pump you have installed and the previous energy usage in your home.
    4. 4. Pros and Cons of Geothermal Energy Another benefit you will get from geothermal heat energy is using it for various purposes. Some heat pumps can be used to heat water apart from heating and cooling your home. This implies that you will save money that you will have spent on heating water using a heater. Geothermal energy is environmental friendly.
    5. 5. Pros and Cons of Geothermal Energy When you use it for powering your home's heating and cooling system, you will be using a renewable source of energy that can never be used up. The energy originates from the ground which is a source that will always be available. When using it, you will substantially reduce the level of pollution.
    6. 6. Pros and Cons of Geothermal Energy Statistics show that approximately 6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide have been saved as a result of using geothermal power systems. Geothermal energy is a process that is completely emission free, it does not need any type of fuel for running it and there are no inconsistencies in its heating and cooling capabilities as a result of consistency of heat in the ground.
    7. 7. Pros and Cons of Geothermal Energy When it comes to the cons of using geothermal energy, you will realize that it is much expensive to install. Its cost of installation is quite high when compared to traditional furnaces and air conditioning units. But the costs of installation are more likely to go down in future as it continues to improve and become more widely available.
    8. 8. Pros and Cons of Geothermal Energy The energy costs that you incur during installation are usually covered by the energy savings you will get as you use it. You will also incur a considerable amount of money for powering the pump. Even though you will use energy from the ground for heating and cooling your home, electricity will still be used to power the heat pump and make the whole system functional.
    9. 9. Pros and Cons of Geothermal Energy The costs may be less but there will still be a payment due for the energy that is supplied to the pump. Installing a geothermal energy system will need a bit of your land to have it installed. The pipes will be laid in a horizontal pattern if you want the installation to be a bit cheaper. If you need them to take much less land, you can install them in a vertical pattern but at an extra cost.
    10. 10. Pros and Cons of Geothermal Energy For more articles on geothermal energy, air conditioning systems and more, be sure to check out my website from time to time.
    11. 11. Pros and Cons of Geothermal Energy  Brought to you by: www.cascademechanical.com

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