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How Do Geothermal Systems Benefit The Environment?



There are many reasons home and business owners choose geothermal systems for heating and cooling. They cost very little to operate, they last many years, and they operate quietly. In addition to these benefits, environmentally conscious homeowners also choose geothermal systems because they are better for our planet.

Geothermal heating and cooling systems are the most environmentally friendly option for heating and cooling your Lexington home or business — here’s why:

Geothermal heating and cooling systems use renewable energy. Geothermal systems pull thermal energy from below ground. This heat is constantly generated and stored; geothermal energy is a renewable energy source that will always be available for use, just as long as the Earth’s core burns. Furnaces which burn fossil fuels to create heating deplete a limited supply of energy, and once it’s gone, it’s gone. Nearly 70 percent of the energy needed to heat or cool a home with a geothermal energy is renewable.

Geothermal heating and cooling systems use clean energy. Using geothermal energy to heat and cool homes and businesses produces hardly any emissions. While these systems can contribute indirectly to carbon emissions via the production of the minimal electricity used to operate the system, that total is still much lower than that produced by conventional fuel burning heating systems. Because geothermal systems burn no fuel, there is no risk of deadly carbon monoxide exposure associated with using the system, making it a much safer choice.

Protect the environmental benefits your geothermal system offers by keeping it in good working order always. When geothermal systems malfunction, they can consume excessive amounts of electricity, lowering system efficiency, increasing costs, and contributing to higher levels of indirect carbon emissions. Annual preventative maintenance will help keep your system in good order.

Climate Control is a leading installer of geothermal heating and cooling systems in Lexington. Our NATE-certified technicians will provide you with elite service to help maximize the environmental benefit of your system as well as your comfort.

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