The results of geothermal heating are achieved through the extraction and use of hot water or steam pools contained near the earths surface.
When using the earths thermal heat source for geothermal home heating, many people across the world have seen energy bills reduce quite significantly.
It is important to understand that the use of geothermal energy for heating our homes is not the same as producing geothermal power. The process of geothermal power production is a little more complex than for regular heating.
The implementation of geothermal heating systems is not a new idea, and this technology has been around since the roman times, where they used geothermal energy to heat roman baths. The history of geothermal energy is quite interesting, when you realize how long we have known about this very useful heat and energy source.
In todays world, we are also beginning to see the implementation of ground source heat pumps, which can prove to be a wise choice for many constructions. These geothermal heat pumps allow heat energy from the ground beneath our feet to be absorbed, in order to heat a property (usually through the form of underfloor heating).
Underfloor heating is the preferred choice for geothermal heat pumps due to low temperature needed to provide heat. Radiators are not commonly used with geothermal heating systems due to the relatively high temperature needed to heat a room.
Many new constructions in areas of the U.K are opting for the use of geothermal heat sources due to the advantages relating to energy efficiency and the environment. Also, many countries in Europe (such as; Norway, Sweden) and across the globe have been using these technologies for many years, with superb results.
It just goes to show how geothermal heating systems can be a viable option in providing a source of clean, cheap and renewable energy to our homes if we adopt forward thinking measures.