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If you took to the Internet in search of a better way to understand what geothermal heat is and how geothermal heating works then you've come to the right place. Not everybody knows what geothermal heat is and it can be a little tricky to describe but we're going to try our best so that once you're done reading this article you can back to whatever it was you were doing before you stumbled upon this article with a better understanding of how geothermal works.

So, let's get to it then. Heating applications that directly use geothermal energy is what geothermal heating is all about and is something that the human race has taken great advantage of ever since the Paleolithic era. Geothermal energy, which is quite the selling feature in homes for sale equipped with geothermal heating pumps, is a form of thermal energy that's both stored and generated in the earth that harkens back to the planet's original formation, as well as from radioactive decay that can be found in minerals, and also in solar energy that's absorbed at the earth's surface. The key to geothermal heating is that it uses the ground's constant temperature to regulate a home's heat. What that means is that heat is moved from the ground to the home, which is used to heat the home. It also does the opposite in terms of cooling when going the opposite direction.

Even though geothermal heating has been around for thousands of years it's become quite popular in recent years as an alternative way to heat one's home and offset the need for natural gas or electricity in many homes. A few reasons why geothermal heating systems are the way to go include: being able to transfer up to four units of energy compared to one unit of electricity, providing a home at least 2/3 of the energy a home needs to be heated, saves homeowners anywhere from 30 to 70 percent in heating bills, and provides less atmospheric pollutants and carbon dioxide than any conventional heating system that any homes may still be using.

Now that you've reached the end of this article we imagine your head's probably heard the words geothermal heating enough and you probably want to go to do something more relaxing. We can't blame you for that, but we hope we have answered any questions you had!

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