How a Geothermal System Works Plus Expanding in the USA

Geothermal

Geothermal heating and cooling systems have been successfully implemented for at least 70 years in the United States, but for many homeowners, they are still a “new” option.

You drill down per se to where the earth is a constant 55 degrees. With pumps and heat etc you can heat or cool that air.

The US now has a corps of skilled geo-exchange engineers and tradesmen. That’s in thanks to the stimulus act of 2009. As well as the homeowners who now have more access to information about designing an energy-efficient home. Geothermal has an impressive 30 percent tax credit implemented at the federal level. In conclusion, U.S. homeowners need to pay the up-front cost. Finally, find a trustworthy contractor to install a geothermal HVAC system.

Nowadays, the U.S. Department of Energy released a groundbreaking analysis detailing how the United States can benefit from the vast potential of geothermal energy.

The analysis culminated in a report, GeoVision: Harnessing the Heat Beneath Our Feet. This report summarizes findings showing that geothermal electricity generation could increase more than 26-fold from today. Thereby reaching 60 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity by 2050. In addition to describing electricity-generation opportunities, the GeoVision analysis also shows how geothermal can enhance heating and cooling solutions. That’s for American residential and commercial consumers through direct-use and heat-pump technologies.

For the entire story on Geothermal for Homes on the NatGeo blog

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