When it comes to utilizing green energy in your home or business, it is important to learn what options are available to help you reduce your current energy consumption in a way that is safe for the environment. Your best plan of action is to contact an HVAC professional who can conduct an energy assessment/energy audit and give you recommendations for greener improvements.
These earth-friendly improvements might include additional insulation, energy-efficient windows, or Energy Star appliances. But the ultimate green step forward is the installation of a renewable energy HVAC system, such as a geothermal energy system.
Heating and cooling typically costs homeowners a whopping 43% of their household energy consumption on an annual basis. According to Energy Star, the typical HVAC system over 10 years old costs approximately 30% more per year to run and maintain than a geothermal HVAC system.
Geothermal energy is a source of power generation created by digging out the heat stored inside the earth. Many experts believe as fossil fuel availability continues to diminish, geothermal energy usage will increase. There's no reason to wait until you are forced to use this green energy source. By starting now, you can begin saving and experiencing the benefits geothermal energy has to offer.
According to the EPA, geothermal systems can save 40% to 70% on home heating and 30% on home cooling costs over conventional systems. Geothermal systems provide year-round efficient heating and air conditioning for your home by using the earth as a heat source during the winter and as a cooling source during the summer. Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of the moderate temperatures in the ground to increase efficiency and, in turn, reduce your heating and air conditioning costs.
For more information on geothermal heat pumps and green energy, contact an experienced HVAC professional at Morelli Heating and Air Conditioning.