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The Benefits of Geothermal Energy, Part One

13
Jul

home geothermal heat pump
Geothermal energy is everywhere. While it might seem like a cutting-edge technology – using the earth’s heat as a power source – this is actually something that has been done for centuries. With so much potential to aid in solving the world’s energy problems, we would like to take some time in this article to touch on the many benefits of geothermal energy.

Since there is so much to say about the way geothermal energy can benefit humans, we have divided this article into two parts. While you can come back next month for part two,
let’s get started with part one!

It’s Renewable

While there is a lot to say about the benefits of geothermal energy, this is certainly where we have to start. The renewable nature of this energy supply is something that sets it apart from most of the other options we as humans have available. Rather than something like oil, which is a finite resource that will be gone once the earth’s reserves have been exhausted, geothermal energy is not going away anytime soon. As the population of the world grows and energy demands skyrocket, having renewable options is incredibly important.

Eco-Friendly

This is another big one, of course. Many of the power sources that have been used by humans over the years have been shown to do harm to the planet in one way or another. The same cannot be said of geothermal energy, which is why so many people support this method of power generation. If you have long been worried about the way our power needs are affecting the planet we inhabit, geothermal energy should be an appealing option to you.

Reduction in Utility Bills

As a homeowner, you are certainly familiar with the drain that utility bills can place on your monthly budget. If you would like to slash those bills dramatically, geothermal energy may be a great way to do just that. Sure, there is a significant upfront cost to consider, but it is the big picture which must be considered when making this decision.

Economic Boom

There is plenty to be said for the use of geothermal energy with regard to environmental benefits, cost savings, etc. Those benefits don’t even take into account the boost to the economy that this type of energy is able to offer. When geothermal projects are put into action, workers are needed to complete the job, of course. That means jobs are created as geothermal energy is developed, adding yet another positive element to this whole picture. When you choose to invest in geothermal energy, you can feel good about the impact on the economy along with everything else there is to like about this decision.

Already, it’s clear that geothermal energy is attractive for many different reasons. But we aren’t done yet! Please take a moment to check out the second part of this article, where we will have even more benefits to mention.