Geothermal Heat Pumps: The Cold Hard Facts

Here at Geothermal Genius we spend a lot of time telling our readers about all of the potential savings they could see by installing a geothermal heat pump as well the impact they could have on the environment, but now we want to show you the cold hard facts.

Popularity

  • There are over 1 million residential geothermal heat pumps currently installed in the United States
  • Over 60,000 geothermal heat pumps are installed in the United States each year
  • Over 400,000 geothermal heat pumps are shipped in the United

Environmental Impact

  • Geothermal heat pumps currently being utilized have resulted in:
    • Saving 40 trillion BTUs of fossil fuels annually
    • Eliminating at least 1.6 million metric tons of carbon equivalent annually
    • Saving almost 8 million kWh
    • Eliminating over 5.8 million metric tons of CO2 annually
    • Reducing electricity need by 2.6 million kW
  • The use of geothermal heat pumps today is equivalent to:
    • Planting over 385 million trees
    • Reducing reliance on foreign fuels by 21.5 million barrels of crude oil annually
    • Removing 1,295,00 cars from the road

Financial Benefits

  • Geothermal systems save up to 70% on heating bills and 40% on cooling bills
  • The cost per Btu of heating is significantly lower for geothermal heat pumps when compared to other heating options

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Hopefully the numbers have converted a few of you non-believers, but if you are still skeptical ask someone who already has geothermal installed. 95% of current geothermal users would recommend it to their friends and given the chance would install it again!

References:

  1. Department of Energy (http://www.energy.gov)
  2. Yoder Geothermal (http://www.yodergeothermal.com)
  3. Bair Necessities Geothermal (http://www.bairnecessities.com/)

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