Geothermal heating and cooling from Porter’s Refrigeration makes that vision a reality. Geothermal HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) brings a building in harmony with the earth beneath, taking advantage of subterranean temperatures to provide heating in the winter and cooling in the summer.

Since there is no natural gas, propane, or oil, there is no risk for combustion of fumes or flames. Also, there is no risk for carbon-monoxide poisoning. Geothermal heat pumps are very reliable and safe, lasting twice as long as outdated fossil fuel systems. And given that it is easier to transfer energy through water than it is through air, geothermal systems don’t have to work as hard – which means less wear and tear.

Something else to think about is your total heating, cooling and domestic hot water operating costs. The geothermal system is the total comfort system with the lowest overall cost. For the majority of conventional systems, overall operating costs are based on the efficiency of more than one system – a fossil fuel furnace, central air conditioner and a water heater.  All of those operations are handled by one geothermal system, ensuring high efficiency and savings are accomplished in all areas.

Unlike solar and wind energy, geothermal energy is always available, 365 days a year. It’s also relatively inexpensive; savings from direct use can be as much as 80 percent over fossil fuels.