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Ten Myths About Geothermal

While conducting some online research, we stumbled upon this post on the National Geographic Energy Blog. Although the post was written in 2013, it provides a great explanation of how geothermal systems work and uncovers the truth to many questions that are frequently asked today.

Ten Myths About Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Posted by Jay Egg of EggGeothermal on September 17, 2013

Imagine a home in which the temperature is always comfortable, yet the heating and cooling system is out of sight. That system performs efficiently but doesn’t require extensive maintenance or knowledge on the part of the owners.

The air smells fresh; you can hear the birds chirping and the wind rustling lazily through the trees. The home shares energy with the earth similar to the way the roots of the trees exchange the essentials of life to their leaves and branches. Sounds comfortable, doesn’t it?

Geothermal heating and cooling makes that vision a reality. Geothermal HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) brings a building in harmony with the earth beneath, taking advantage of subterranean temperatures to provide heating in the winter and cooling in the summer.

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