You might notice in the news you hear a lot about wind & solar, but not so much about geothermal. It may leave you wondering, why is that? Well, when it comes to the media, there can be many reasons.
Most of the time, if you briefly look into the topic, you’ll find comparisons on each type of energy’s benefits. This, however, does not reflect the nature of what’s truly important about geothermal. Here we’ll explain why no matter what happens with energy tech in the future, geothermal heat pumps will be vital to our success.
Why Don’t People Talk More About Geothermal?
Let’s start with this point, as it’s important to understand. The truth of the matter: it’s because it’s not a hot keyword. People want to hear about solar & wind because people talk more about it. To many, those words represent the future.
The simple truth: No matter how we harvest our energy, geothermal heat pumps will prove central to using that power. Why? See below.
Why Geothermal Heat Pumps Matter
For every 1 unit of energy used to power your geothermal system, four heat energy units are supplied. That’s about 400% efficient!
Geothermal heat pumps can achieve this efficiency because they don’t create heat – they transfer it. Only about one-third to one-fourth of the energy delivered in heating with geothermal systems comes from electricity consumption. The rest is extracted from the ground.
In contrast, a brand new high-efficiency furnace might be rated 96% or even 98% efficient. For every 100 units of energy used to power your furnace, 96 units of heat energy are supplied, and four units are lost as waste.
Making use out of our harvested power will always be more environmentally friendly with geothermal. It’s that simple because we only need 1/4 of the energy in every household with a geothermal heat pump.
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