Geothermal energy is one of the most useful energy sources available today. It is encouraging that more and more people are noticing this and deciding to install an alternative heating system. Perhaps you are considering it too? Then don’t miss the opportunity to find out what the main advantages of geothermal heating are, and to see for yourself that it is definitely a worthwhile investment.
Geothermal heating uses energy stored in the ground, which is environmentally friendly, unlike, for example, coal or other fossil fuels. This clean energy is estimated to be enough to meet the needs of all humans for around a billion years. Geothermal energy is an exceptionally stable source of energy that is not dependent on wind or sun and is available all year round.
Geothermal energy ranks highest in terms of availability, which indicates the reliability and consistency of energy sources. A geothermal heating system thus ensures that you do not have to worry about unpredictable external circumstances when producing heat or cool energy.
Zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions
Geothermal (ground-to-water) heat pumps do not emit environmentally harmful carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that contribute to a growing CO2 footprint and air pollution. This feature will be particularly important in the future with the introduction of pollution taxes on residents, which are already foreseen now.
Geothermal heating systems do not use fossil fuels and no combustion processes take place. It is therefore considered to be completely safe, with no risk of fire, explosion, carbon monoxide poisoning and other hazards.
When you install a geothermal heating system, you also get an efficient cooling system. It allows you to cool your home practically free of charge during the summer. How does it work? Excess heat is transferred from the house to the ground via an outdoor collector (loop), and the cooled liquid is returned to the house by means of circulation pumps. For geothermal cooling, it is recommended to use fan coils or capillary cooling systems.
Due to the constant temperature of the ground, geothermal heating systems allow maximum efficiency even at very low outdoor temperatures. This is not the case for air-to-water heating. Geothermal heating is currently the most efficient and lowest cost solution, with a Seasonal Coefficient of Performance (SCOP) as high as 5.8.
Ground-to-water heat pumps operate for around 30 years, while the outdoor loop can be used for up to 100 years, making it almost everlasting. It is therefore safe to say that you will only need to install a geothermal heating system once in your lifetime.
Geothermal heat pumps, unlike air-to-water pumps, do not have an external unit that emits noise outside. The only indoor unit, the geothermal heat pump, is extremely quiet. Its sound can be compared to that of a modern refrigerator in operation. So a geothermal heating system will certainly not disturb the peace of mind of you and your neighbours.
“IGLU Aleut geothermal heat pumps are controlled via the IGLU Home mobile app. All you need to do is simply install the app. Once you’ve added the device, you can conveniently control the indoor air and hot water temperatures in your home from anywhere in the world. For example, if you want to come back to a warm home after a trip, you can do it with ease.
Geothermal heating can be installed where conventional heating is not possible. This makes it an excellent choice for those living in the countryside or in a farmhouse by a lake. Are you looking for a versatile heating system that gives you complete independence? Get in touch – we’ll provide you with the best solution for your needs.
Another advantage of a geothermal heating system is that it is maintenance-free: there is no need to take care of solid fuels, clean the system or the chimney, because there simply isn’t one. Breakdowns are extremely rare and all components are easy to replace. So with geothermal heating, all you have to do is enjoy a comfortable home environment.
We hope this blog post has helped you to better understand the benefits of geothermal heating. As we can see, there are many. If you are interested in reliable ground-source heat pumps, we are here to help. We will be happy to answer your questions and give you professional advice. Let us make heating your home easier than ever!