Geothermal Energy vs. Solar Panels: Which Has Better Value?

June 26, 2015

“Going Green” is no longer just for progressive thinking homeowners or those looking to live in a commune and proverbially go off the grid. Instead, having an energy-efficient property is now an integral part of being a responsible homeowner, not only to lower utility bills but also as a crucial way of limiting a carbon footprint against an increasingly unpredictable environment. The best way we can lower our impact on the environment (and save some money in the process) is by harnessing the Earth’s resources to heat and cool our homes and businesses. The two main ways

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Geothermal Heat Pumps vs. Traditional Heat Pumps

June 22, 2015

The main concept of geothermal energy is one that’s relatively easy to grasp. For example, the Earth has a constant core of 50°-60°F at all times no matter the temperatures above ground. It makes sense then that we can harness that energy and use it to heat or cool our homes, but here’s where the process gets a little murky – not so much a matter of why, but how? The two main components of geothermal energy are the multiple tubes/pipes that run underground in the Earth to absorb that 50°-60°F temperature (ground loops) and

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Geothermal Energy Pros and Cons

June 18, 2015

Instead of using natural gas or oil and as an alternative to incurring high electricity bills, geothermal energy works to draw off the Earth’s constant core temperature to both heat and cool the home. At first, glance, incorporating geothermal energy into a house or business would seem like a no-brainer and while there are definite cost and economic savings involved with the process, all that glitters isn’t gold. Here are the definitive geothermal energy pros and cons: Pros Environmentally friendly compared to gas or oil furnaces (no combustion). Not a significant source of pollution.

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