Geothermal Energy: The World's Greenest Heating and Cooling System
Looking for an efficient, cost effective, and environmentally friendly heating/cooling system? A geothermal heat pump is the greenest way to go. Learn the facts about geothermal energy.
Energy and cost savings of geothermal heat pumps will vary by region and type of conventional system they're compared with. But the energy cost of geothermal versus conventional HVAC systems will always be lower â€” and the geothermal system will always be greener.
Who Says Geothermal Energy is the Best Choice
Geothermal energy is recognized as the most efficient and greenest heating/cooling method by opinion leaders in government and private sectors.
See what the U.S. Department of Energy and EnergyStar are saying about geothermal systems.
* EnergyStar has compiled a listing of approved geothermal products (PDF) including a wide range of Water Furnace products that carry the EnergyStar emblem of approval.
* The Department of Energy Consumer's Energy Guide has data on geothermal system return on investment.
The EPA's State and Local Climate Change program (PDF) is focused on helping consumers take advantage of the high energy efficiency and low environmental impact of geothermal systems.
Consumer, industry, and scientific organizations
What Do Owners of Geothermal Systems Think?
Create a Greener, More Energy-Efficient Home
Up to 95% of geothermal system owners would recommend installing such a system in the home. That's reflected in a number of online users' and owners' forums, including Geo-Exchange where you can experience the viewpoints of geothermal system owners.