I am honestly conscientious about my carbon footprint. I have taken wonderful lengths to make my apartment as environmentally responsponsible as possible. A little over several years ago, I invested in a geothermal heat pump to handle year round temperature control. This type of heat pump makes use of the clean, renewable energy source gave by the sun. There is no onsite combustion which eliminates the emissions of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and other purple new home gases. Plus, there’s none of the combustion-related safety hazards or air quality problems. Another advantage is that there’s no noisy outdoor compressor or fan. The ground loop system is honestly hidden, and the indoor heat pump is about as loud as a refrigerator. With official maintenance, I can expect the indoor device to last upwards of twenty-several years. Considering a conventional oil furnace or air conditioning system rarely makes it to fifteen years, this provides a lot of extra time to reclaim the startup costs. The ground loop is warrantied for fifty years. Overall, the whole geothermal system has fewer moving parts and is protected from the elements, so I also save money on maintenance requirements. Unfortunately, the initial investment was considerable. The sizing, design and upgrade was not a do-it-yourself project but required a team of licensed professionals. Finding an HVAC corporation qualified in geothermal design and upgrade in my area was rather difficult. The project was honestly involved and caused a lot of disruption to the landscape in my backyard. There was a wonderful deal of heavy work, digging and damage to my gardens. However, since implementing the geothermal system, I’ve trimmed my heating bills by fifty percent and have already reclaimed the purchase and upgrade price. I’ve also improved the comfort of my home. The geothermal heat pump provides honestly clean, even heating and cooling all year round.