An ever growing burden in today’s society is the cost of the average utility bill. Over recent years, especially in the U.K, we have seen continuous price increases regarding gas and electricity bills.
The causes behind the rising prices are primarily political. In recent months, prices have dropped slightly as new pipelines from friendly nations have been connected to the U.K, but do you want to be at mercy from your government and other nations?
A very good way for you to save on your heating bill would be to install a geothermal heating system (or a solar power heating system.) The geothermal energy system works on the basis of the underground placement of pipes, a water pump and an energy efficient boiler.
Water is pumped through one end of the pipes (which are laid about 1 meter underground.) These pipes run for around 100 meters while they are absorbing natural heat from the earth around them.
By the time the water has reached the end of the piping system, it is significantly warmer than when it first started. All that needs to be done now is some extra heating, by the back up (energy efficient) boiler. This extra heating may not be required, depending on the geothermal activity beneath your feet, and the depth of the pipes.
Geothermal energy is very sustainable, the heat is always there. A proven example of this is that geothermal heating equipment is widely used in countries such as Iceland, Norway and Sweden. There is an awful lot of heat beneath all of that snow, and many people harness the energy our earth has to offer.
So in conclusion, geothermal energy is a great way to heat your home, in a naturally, highly environmentally friendly way.http://www.clean-energy-ideas.com/geothermal_power.html