The Midwest suffered multiple heat waves this summer, causing home and business owners all over the Metro-East area to question how they can improve efficiency and cut energy costs. With this in mind, many are exploring the idea of geothermal heating and cooling as a means of doing just that. While the concept seems sound, many are finding out that it isn’t an easy decision to make.
While they’ve been around for a while, geothermal systems are relatively sparse among the middle class. The concept is simple, through coils that are buried in on your property, the temperature in your home is regulated by the temperature of the earth. While the temperature above the earth’s crust fluctuates rapidly, the ground stays a more consistent temperature. The use of natural energy can prove to cut energy costs by large amounts. However, these systems also have their drawbacks. Read below about the benefits you could see or reasons you could regret this decision.