When my husband and I started thinking about building a home, I immediately started researching choices for heating and cooling. The home we currently live in has a constrained air furnace and no air conditioning and I am very unsatisfied with it. I dislike how every time it starts up, the air forced out spreads dust and contaminants throughout our home. The system will start working and a blast of overheated air will shoot out until it attains the thermostat setting. It will then shut completely off until a temperature has dropped. For us, this created a whole lot of uncomfortable temperature fluctuations. Also, a large amount of heat was being caught up by way of the ceiling. I’m also not pleased with the ductwork because it wastes energy, requires maintenance, and harbors pollutants that threaten indoor quality of air. When I looked into the different kinds of HVAC systems available, I found that a geothermal heat pump is considered the most natural and energy efficient system for heating and cooling among others. Because a geothermal system takes benefit for the relatively stable temperature noticed underground, tapping into a free power source, for a dollar a day, it can keep the average home comfortable. The warmth pump does not burn fuel to generate heat but, it does move heat in one place to another. It also doesn’t generate any combustion byproducts, such since carbon monoxide, or greenhouse air emissions, making it safe and beneficial to the environment. There is zero ductwork required, and the geothermal heat pump only demands very little maintenance. The only drawback is that a geothermal heat pump can be quite expensive to purchase and lodge. Fortunately for us, the savings on our monthly utility bills should recover the cost within ten years.