These days, it seems that geothermal energy is becoming more and more popular and with good reason! As one of the best geothermal companies near Lakeville, Hartmann Well Drilling is often asked about geothermal energy and ground source heat pumps, so we thought we would take the time to discuss some of the most interesting facts about this alternative source of energy.
- Geothermal energy is an environmentally friendly and cost effective way to produce heat and energy.
- The energy is generated by heat stored below the Earth’s surface.
- This type of energy supplies less than 10% of the world’s energy.
- Geothermal energy is a continuous source of heat and energy, so you will never have to worry about it running out. It is a renewable resource.
- When you get a ground source heat pump installed, you will not just enjoy heat. You will also get a new source of electricity. It can also provide cooling for your home too.
- Hartmann Well Drilling is an accredited geothermal well installer, and we are accredited by the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association.
- Ground source heat pumps have inside components that will work for about 25 years, and the ground loop will work for more than 50 years.
- There are several different categories of geothermal heat pumps, including vertical systems, horizontal systems, closed-loop systems, open-looped systems and systems that use a direct heat exchange.
- Iceland’s main type of energy source is geothermal energy. New Zealand, the Philippines, Italy and Japan also use geothermal energy quite extensively, and it is also very popular in Nevada and California.
- Volcanoes, hot springs and geysers are all forms of geothermal energy.
- Geothermal power plants can run continuously all day and all night, and their uptime usually exceeds 95%.
- Geothermal power stations are usually very small and they do not impact the environment as much as other power plants, like hydroelectric plants.
- The word “geothermal” comes from the Greek word “geo” (earth) and “therme” (heat).
These are just a few of the most interesting facts that we know about geothermal energy and ground source heat pumps!
Would you like to learn even more about geothermal companies near Lakeville? Call us at Hartmann Well Drilling at 952-758-2202, or you can contact us to set up a Free Estimate.