A healthier home

The environmental benefits of this new form of geothermal energy exploitation are evident, not only on a “global” scale, but also inside homes, this system helps creating a healthier atmosphere. In fact as there are no open flames, no exhaust gases, no fumes, no fine particles are produced , and no oxygen is burnt, therefore the air inside the home will be cleaner: in the houses where this type of heating is used, there will not be any problems of black deposits on the walls and on furnishings ( which instead usually force us to paint our homes periodically).
Also heating with radiation panels at a low temperature is healthier: in fact it allows a better regulation of the temperature in the rooms which will have more uniform temperature, and not concentrated near the radiator, the air will be less dry and the low temperature of the panels will not create the problem of a feeling hot legs caused by the high temperature radiation panels: our floors will be pleasantly warm in winter and nice and fresh during summer.
Domestic geothermal installations are also extremely safe: there is no combustion, so no open flames, nor pipes containing gas, nor cylinders or tanks containing inflammable materials (like oil or LPG) and the possibility of an accident is practically inexistent.
Therefore, domestic geothermics seems destined to represent the future of thermal energy in our homes, and it is nice to think that while our garden fills with flowers, just a few metres below the surface, energy which will keep us warm in the winter and cool in the summer is generated, with no wastes nor pollution.

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