I speak with hundreds of people who are conscientiousness about the environment and they intuitively know that geothermal is a green energy – and basically agree that it is the cleanest heating and cooling method, but they don’t really know what it will look like for them. You, too, may be wondering how is this geo-thing really going look and work for me? Will it really reduce my carbon footprint?
We say – don’t over complicate it! The simply fact is making the decision to go geothermal will absolutely reduce your carbon footprint. Period.
Geothermal involves no combustion. This helps to offset energy-related carbon dioxide which accounts for 82% of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. alone.
In Connecticut outdoor temperatures can change drastically from (day-to-day) and season to season. Have you ever noticed though, that your basement stays a pretty constant temperature all year? Geothermal technology uses the Earth’s natural constant and consistent energy temperature – which in Connecticut is about 55 degrees – to heat and cool your home.
” Since geothermal heat pumps don’t recycle air, they remove humidity and purify the air much more efficiently than a traditional HVAC system. Drier, cleaner air is a significant benefit for those who suffer from allergies and asthma. Geothermal heat pumps don’t burn fuel, and they don’t produce poisonous carbon monoxide, nor are they at risk for explosions. Geothermal heat pumps have no outdoor units like an air conditioner, and they operate much more quietly. ” Source