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How is Geothermal Energy Produced?
12 Mar
By: Climate Control

Geothermal green energy is produced by literally tapping into the ground you’re standing on.

Geothermal Energy

These days, geothermal energy is widely considered one of the best and most efficient forms of green energy. Odds are you’ve heard of it, but like many, you wonder how exactly it is produced. Homeowners all over of the world are tapping into this limitless resource provided by the earth. It is a truly limitless resource, which makes it a way to get energy without depleting already limited resources or damaging the environment.

When it comes to geothermal energy production, the two simple ingredients are heat and water. Here’s how it works:

  • Heat from the earth’s core flows endlessly upward and outward. When water is heated by this heat, hot water or steam is trapped deep underground, though it can also come to the surface in hot springs and geysers. This is called a geothermal reservoir.
  • Wells are drilled into the geothermal reservoirs, and these wells bring the geothermal energy up here to the surface.
  • The heat is turned into electricity at a geothermal power plant.
  • Some geothermal production comes from smaller geothermal systems designed for residential purposes. In this scenario, an underground piping system is set up and water circulates in a loop exchange of heat between your home and a ground source heat pump.
  • Geothermal energy is unlike any other form of energy we have because it does not actually create heat; it simply transfers it from an unending supply of natural heat. Geothermal systems are above and beyond when it comes to green energy, efficiency, and money-saving. If you are interested in a geothermal system for your home or business contact Climate Control Heating and Air Conditioning today at (864) 269-5576.

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