A sustainable and better alternative
For some people the decision about how to heat & cool your new house or building is not the most sexy or exciting part of the construction process. However, everyone will agree that a good heating system is crucial and that it is a major factor determining comfort and ongoing operational costs..
Most people will also agree that conserving our natural resources is an important mandate we all share in today’s society. Where possible, we should aim to reduce our footprint on the planet.
Geothermal technology offers a sustainable and better alternative compared to the conventional burning of fossil fuels. It can eliminate your natural gas, oil or propane usage, create tangible energy savings every month, and provide superior comfort and safety.
Sometimes other upgrades to your house or building may seem more exciting. But remember that an investment in geothermal creates lasting value for you and the world we live in.
Geothermal reduces energy consumption by 80%.
With efficiencies of up to 500%, a geothermal heating & cooling solution will reduce energy consumption for space conditioning by 80% compared to non-renewable and fossil fuel burning conventional furnaces & boiler systems.
The vast majority of energy required to heat a building using geothermal is clean & renewable energy from the ground. Only small amounts of electricity are required to run the geothermal system.
Cooling (A/C) with geothermal is a factor 5-10 times cheaper than conventional air conditioning units. Larger commercial buildings with big cooling loads can achieve exceptional savings with geothermal cooling.
Better air quality, even air temperature, and less allergens.
There is no combustion, so we leave more humidity in the air and need less outdoor air intake. Less outdoor air intake means less allergens and pollutants inside your home.
Indoor air quality in the home plays a major role in your respiratory health, particularly if you suffer from asthma or allergies. The optimal heating system for someone with allergies or asthma would limit exposure to the by-products of burning wood or fossil fuels. Geothermal heating systems are highly recommended by the American Lung Association for people suffering from asthma or allergies.
No Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.
Carbon monoxide (sometimes referred to as CO) is a colorless, odorless gas produced by burning material containing carbon (such as natural gas). Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause brain damage and death. You can’t see it, smell it, or taste it; but carbon monoxide can kill you. Carbon monoxide is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America, and an estiamted 60 Canadians die every year from what is commonly referred to as the ‘Silent Killer’.
A geothermal heating system has no combustion and as such produces no Carbon Monoxide. With geothermal you can eliminate the risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.