When my wife and I built our beach house from the ground up, the people I was with and I decided to invest in a geothermal heating plus cooling system. Although geothermal heat pumps are seriously upscale to purchase plus implement, the people I was with and I knew that my wife and I would reuse the investment in approximately a few years. Rather than burn fossil fuel to create heat, the geothermal plan simply moves existing heat from one venue to another. In the summertime months, it acts just savor a conventional cooling system, drawing heat out of the home plus creating a cooling effect. In the winter, the heat pump reverses direction plus takes advantage of the relatively stable temperatures underground. It draws from the free energy source to achieve efficiency ratings of a couple hundred percent. For every one unit of energy the plan requires to operate, it truly creates multiple units of energy. Not only is a geothermal heat pump the most environmentally responsible heating plus cooling option on the market, it is the most economical to operate. The underground loop plan requires major excavation to install, but it should last around fifty years. The actual heat pump is situated inside the house, protected from the weather, plus with conscientious service, should last around twenty years. The heat pump operates truly quietly, is entirely safe, plus delivers truly great heating and cooling. It manages excess humidity while in the summer, plus won’t dry out the air in heating mode. It has been a particularly enjoyable option for us, plus I believe that my wife and I have greatly reduced our carbon footprint. The two of us are now hoping to install solar panels to handle our electric power requirements.