Harnessing energy from below the earth's surface is an inexpensive and clean means of heating and cooling your home.
This article is sponsored by Michael & Son, the leading full-service plumbing, electrical, HVAC and remodeling company serving the Washington D.C. area for over 30 years. Learn more about Michael & Son at MichaelandSon.com.
As this country's energy costs continue to rise, so does the demand for efficient, inexpensive ways to heat and cool our homes.
One of the best methods of cutting the utility bill is by going Geothermal. Capable of reducing your monthly energy expenditure by as much as 75 percent, Geothermal energy is extremely cost effective. And since it doesn't burn any fossil fuels or create carbon monoxide (one of many greenhouse gasses and the leading cause of poisoning in the home), it's also an environmentally friendly and safe way to both heat and cool your house.
But how exactly does Geothermal energy work in the home? Let's take a closer look at the process:
- A hole (typically 50 to 200 feet deep) is drilled on the property, reaching depths where the temperature generally stays around 50 degrees.
- A Geothermal heat pump or GHP, the main component of the system, is installed on the property.
- The GHP circulates a fluid that absorbs heat or cool air below the ground, then transfers that fluid through the GHP and into the home.
Given the complexities of the process, very few contractors are familiar with geothermal energy or willing to pay the considerable cost of training their employees in the necessary techniques. Thankfully, Michael & Son understands that geothermal is an important next step in this nation's move toward an alternative energy solution and is taking the lead in the area.
"Americans are desperately in need of alternative energy sources and by staying on the cutting edge of the industry, we can help provide that” said Basim Mansour, proud son and owner of Michael & Son Services.
If you're interested in learning more about Geothermal heating and cooling for your home, contact Michael & Son
to set up an appointment with one of their trained specialists.
Published at 4:25 PM EDT on Apr 6, 2012