The EPA has recognized geothermal systems the most efficient way to heat and cool your home. Why is this important? You may not realize it, but well over 50% of your home energy bill goes towards heating and cooling. Geothermal systems have efficiency ratings of 400% to 500% which is why most homeowners see a reduction of 30% to 70% in their heating and cooling costs by switching to geothermal.
In the purest sense, geothermal systems use solar energy. The earth absorbs the sun’s energy, leaving a fairly constant underground. A water solution flows through pipes buried in the ground absorbing heat from the earth in the winter and moving it to the geothermal system inside the house. Once there, the heat is condensed and transferred to the air that is circulated throughout the home, providing warmth when needed. In the summer, the process is reversed, absorbing heat from the air inside the home.