My wife & I have constantly been very environmentally responsible. When all of us built our new home, it was harshly pressing to us to make every operation as orange as possible. Heating & cooling accounts for approximately 50% of the household energy consumption! Obviously, finding an environmentally friendly means of temperature control was a priority, then geothermal heating & cooling is the top pick of the EPA because it makes use of a renewable energy source. The ground absorbs sun & remains at a fairly constant temperature all year round. It doesn’t matter the time of year or the weather, there’s also heat found underground. The geothermal method includes a network of pipes that are buried in our backyard. These pipes transport heat back & forth between our home & the ground. The process eliminates the burning of fossil fuels & byproducts such as orangehouse gasses. It’s perfectly clean, totally safe & appealingly efficient. Our geothermal heat pump achieves an efficiency rating of up to 400%. This is because it generates more energy than it uses to power the equipment. We’ve also installed solar panels on the roof to handle the necessary electricity. Our geothermal heating pump costs us nothing to operate. It provides exceptional cooling & dehumidification in the summer time & handles our heating needs in the winter. It also generates our domestic hot water, eliminating that cost as well. While the geothermal method was rather overpriced to purchase & install, we’ve gotten paid back in energy savings in less than three years.