Geothermal Energy Pros and Cons

Geothermal Energy is a great alternative to burning fossil fuels in terms of saving money and saving the earth.  Of that there is no doubt.  But what is the whole story?  And how do you make an informed decision?

Ask the right questions:

What Is Important To You?

1)    Fixing The Problem At Lowest Cost

2)    Reducing On-Going Energy Costs

3)    Maximizing Tax Incentives

4)    Maintaining a comfortable temperature in your home

5)    Protecting the Environment

6)    How Long Do You Intend On Living In Home?  Does it still make sense?


Questions about Comfort

  • What is your ideal temperature?
  • Do you set your thermostat based on the utility bill cost?
  • Do you tend to ‘suffer’ a bit before turning on the air?
  • How critical is it for you to maintain a certain temperature?


Geothermal Energy Pros and Cons

Geothermal Energy Advantages

  • Significant monthly savings on your utility bill
  • Uses the energy of the earth instead of relying on fossil fuels
  • Doesn’t create pollution
  • Costs less over the long term
  • Greater tax credits and incentives are available (up to 30%)


Geothermal Energy Disadvantages

  • Has a slightly higher installation cost
  • Qualified and well-trained installers are not as plentiful as conventional system installers


Now that you have read an overview of geothermal energy pros and cons please read more on the options for air conditioning systems.