As you know by reading our site we're all about providing you with information about home remodeling projects. We mostly use our expertise and knowledge to aid you in kitchen and bath remodeling projects for your real estate property. Sometimes, however, we veer off on other subjects that are either directly or indirectly related to kitchen and bath remodelling projects. The subject of the article you're reading right now is going to be a topic that you might not have any experience with at all: geothermal heating.
Geothermal heating was probably not one of the hundreds of real estate terms your agent used during the home buying process so it's understandable if you've never heard it used before. So, what is geothermal heating, you ask? Geothermal heating is a form of sustainable and renewable energy that comes directly from geothermal power for use in heating applications. Geothermal power or geothermal electricity is a from of electricity that comes from geothermal energy and, finally, geothermal energy is a type of thermal energy that comes from and is stored in the earth.
That is the quick and short explanation of geothermal heating. Now, you might be wondering why we're talking about geothermal heating on a website dedicated to remodelling projects for real estate properties. Well, in recent times, geothermal heating has increasingly become a growing market and something you could consider equipping your home with. All around the world, there is around 28 Gigawatts of geothermal heating being consumed.
Heating your home through geothermal methods should be a consideration for your next remodeling project. Geothermal heating benefits you and the environment. Having a home that relies on geothermal heating works through the exchange of air within your home or dwelling being heated and the earth's soil. In the summer, a geothermal heating pump will take heat from the building and heat the ground. During the winter, when you need that heat, the pump will extract the heat you pumped into the ground during the summer and use it to heat your home.
You will find that there are many benefits to the geothermal heating system. It will reduce the use of energy in your home which will in turn reduce the costs of your energy bill. It helps the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. They stand the test of time and are quite reliable. Since geothermal pumps provide heat or cool air, in and outside of the house, it's brings versatility that leads you to not needing separate heating systems or air conditioners. That's a nice bonus to write in your real estate listings ad. Just remember that if you do decide to install a geothermal heating pump in your home to consult a certified contractor because they are difficult to install on your own.