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DO-IT-YOURSELF: Geothermal Energy for Home Heating

Today's modern household uses up more energy than it would have about a decade ago. Because of the large consumption of energy of most households, it is now a trend for most to find cheap renewable energy for homes.

It is estimated that about 20%-30% of a household's energy consumption goes to heating and/or cooling purposes.

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Figures increase during summer and winter where there are more hours of use of heaters or air conditioners in a day.

To save on electricity use, many households now prefer the use of alternative energy sources for various applications.

Geothermal energy is one of the more popular preferences for space heating and cooling applications.

Geothermal home heating is done by installing a system using a heat pump, ground loops, and ductwork.

There are many local companies that provide installation services of geothermal systems. But it is also a known fact that the initial cost for having a geothermal system installed in your home may be expensive, so it might be helpful to know how you could cut costs.

How simple geothermal installations can provide cheap renewable energy

You first need to know if geothermal energy is right for your household. The efficiency of geothermal energy may sometimes vary per location, so it's best to survey the homes in your area and find out if there are geothermal systems installed. You can ask around for the best installers of ground loop systems and ductwork, as well as the brands and models of geothermal heat pumps.

Some companies may provide free estimation - do avail of those if you are seriously considering having a system installed. Also, compare the types of heat pumps available. Aside from cost of the heat pump, you should consider the capacity or the serviceable size, energy rating, coefficient of performance (which determines how efficient the heat pump is), and the heat source required.

When you have determined what type of system is right for your household, you now need to scout for the right equipment and installer of the components.
You will need to refer to your survey of the companies that provide installation services of ductworks and ground loops for your geothermal powered residential home.
If you will be purchasing the geothermal heat pump from another company or location, inform the contractor that will do the ground loop so they would know the configuration of the pipes that would work best with your heat pump.

After having your system installed, you need to know how to properly use and maintain the system. Geothermal heat pumps are relatively easy and cost little to maintain. You simply need to keep the filters, coils and air grills clean, and that you use the proper thermostat setting. But it would be good to read up a little on heat pumps to know how to troubleshoot basic problems should you encounter them.

Your heat pump's manual may provide the basic information you need; otherwise you should call a qualified technician if you encounter any problems with your pump. Generally, heat pumps can last for 25 years or even more with proper care and maintenance.
This shows that diy geothermal home heating is indeed one smart investment that you should consider for your household.

Do-it-yourself installations can indeed provide efficient solutions for home and energy needs and provide cheap renewable energy supply.

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