August 9, 2016/in Geothermal Energy /by jeng

If you’re an energy-conscious homeowner, you’re probably at least interested in geothermal energy. That’s because a groundwater geothermal system uses the constant temperature of the ground to heat and cool the home. It’s good for the environment and cheaper in the long run, making it an excellent choice for many families and homes.

We know what you’re thinking. “Sure, Applied Resource Management says that geothermal energy is better for my home. But can they prove it?” Today, we’re going to do exactly that with the help of a case study.

A Geothermal Home in Hampstead, NC

To prove our point, we’ll use the example of a project we completed a few years ago in Hampstead, NC. This home is located in coastal North Carolina, where summer temps are sweltering and winters tend to be fairly mild. At 3,500 square feet, this single home is considered large by most standards. It includes four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a formal dining room, a breakfast nook, and a large, open kitchen.

Shortly after moving into the house, the homeowners realized that their previous system for heating and cooling—a forced air furnace and hot water tank—was very expensive. Not only that, they also had to constantly adjust the temperature manually, as it was difficult to maintain a consistent temperature throughout the house. Too often, the lower floors—especially the kitchen—would be uncomfortably hot, while the upstairs bedrooms were cool and drafty.

Trying Something New

The homeowners had read about geothermal energy and were interested in it. Now that they owned a home that needed a change, it seemed like the perfect time to try this system out for themselves. They were drawn to geothermal for environmental reasons, but they were excited about the prospect of bringing down their monthly energy bill as well. They knew a project of this scale required the skill and expertise of an experienced environmental company, and contacted Applied Resource Management to get the job done.

The Results

ARM completed installation a few years ago, and in that time the homeowners have enjoyed and appreciated the changes to their home. Temperature is now consistent throughout the home and no one has to adjust the thermostat in order to feel comfortable. They are happy to know their decision is better for the environment and the land their home stands on. And—best of all—their energy bill is much lower than it was previously. For this 3,500 square foot home, their electric bill is an average of $118 per month, saving them hundreds of dollars now, and thousands of dollars in the future.

If you’d like to enjoy these benefits in your own home, contact Applied Resource Management and learn more about what we can do for you.