Geothermal energy is highly efficient and therefore is an affordable method to heat and cool buildings. The savings in energy expense combined with geothermal energy tax credits and rebates for new installations can make for short pay back periods.
Geothermal uses the consistent ground temperatures to transfer heat energy. Switching from conventional heating and cooling methods to geothermal energy greatly reduces the need for the burning of fossil fuels and carbon emissions.
Geothermal energy is up to 400% more efficient than conventional heating and cooling systems. For every unit of energy input to run heating and cooling equipment, 4 units of energy are transferred from the ground. By transferring heat to and from the ground, geothermal technology capitalizes the use of thermal energy already in the ground while reducing the need to produce or create additional energy. Conventional heating and cooling systems require the production or creation of more energy to achieve the same result.
Geothermal systems run at lower speeds for longer periods of time, keeping building space at a consistent comfortable temperature and humidity levels, without hot or cold spots.