Geothermal heat pump is environmentally friendly

Environmental responsibility is extremely important to my husband and I.

We make an effort to minimize our carbon footprint as much as possible. We share a vehicle and most often walk, ride our bikes or take public transportation. We recycle all of our cans, plastic and gas bottles and use our organic kitchen waste to fertilize our garden. We grow most of our own vegetables, irrigate by way of a rain barrel and avoid the use of pesticides. Our most beneficial investment was our geothermal heat pump. We chose the most environmentally friendly means of heating and cooling on the current market. A geothermal heat pump avoids the burning of fossil fuels. There is no combustion process, eliminating the threat of greenhouse gases, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and fumes. It works by transferring existing heat between the ground and the home. The underground maintains an even year round temperature, no matter the weather outside. The geothermal heat pump takes advantage of this free and renewable energy source and actually generates four units of energy for every one it consumes. It achieves a 400% efficiency rating, and the cost of keeping our home perfectly comfortable is minimal. Plus, the geothermal heat pump provides a virtually free source of hot water. The operation is wonderfully quiet, clean and safe. The system is effective at dehumidifying in the summer, doesn’t dry out the air in winter and helps to filter out contaminants. My husband and I are currently looking into installing solar panels to generate electricity to run the heat pump. We would then have free heating and air conditioning.

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