Geothermal energy relies on heat generated from deep in the earth to sustain pumping systems to power stations. Understand the geothermal energy process and tap into one of the earth’s powerful energy resources.
How to Capture Geothermal Energy
Homes and building are being heated and cooled with geothermal heat pumps. How is the energy captured from geothermal sources?
- A ground-source heat pump is used to heat and cool buildings. Systems vary in complexity and efficiency. These heat pumps are less expensive than propane and electricity used in rural areas and are growing in popularity.
- One of the most common ways is by using a “hydrothermal convection” system, where cool water enters the Earth’s crust, is heated and rises back to the surface. The heated water is captured as steam and drives electric generators.
- A geothermal power plant will drill holes into the earth to capture rising steam for use. There are three approaches used to effectively use the steam: dry steam, depressurized hot water, and the binary cycle system. The choice used depends upon the resource itself.
- Geothermal heat is used directly from geothermal springs and heats resorts, buildings, greenhouses and more.
Geothermal energy is a great way to save money and the environment. It could be the solution to your high energy bills and inefficient HVAC unit.
Learn More About Geothermal Energy
Heat and cool your home affordably with geothermal energy. Review the products available from Griffin Heating and Air Conditioning to tap into an addition source of sustainable energy. Contact a friendly associate to learn more about geothermal energy options in your area.