Geothermal Heating and Cooling Urbandale IA

Local resource for geothermal heating and cooling in Urbandale. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to alternative energy, renewable resources, green energy, eco-friendly power, heating alternatives and cooling alternatives, as well as advice and content on energy alternatives.

Wood Roofing Company
(515) 244-2711
5225 NE 17th Street
Des Moines, IA
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Wells Fargo Private Client Services
(515) 237-5483
2840 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines, IA
Utility Equipment Company
(515) 266-5184
5615 Ne 22nd St
Des Moines, IA
Polk County Rural Water District #1
(515) 289-2643
660 Nw 66th Ave
Des Moines, IA
Iowa Water Well Association
(515) 243-1558
431 E Locust St
Des Moines, IA
GWA International LLC
(515) 270-1377
6713 River Bend Dr
Johnston, IA
Central Iowa Power Cooperative
(515) 883-2904
2600 Grand Ave Ste 410
Des Moines, IA
Alliant Energy Public Affairs
(515) 284-5699
321 E Walnut St
Des Moines, IA
Midamerican Energy Company
(515) 270-5045
500 E Court Ave Frnt Front
Des Moines, IA
Des Moines Water Works
(515) 283-8700
408 Fleur Dr
Des Moines, IA

Geothermal Energy

Among renewable energy sources in the United States, geothermal is one of the biggest. In the U.S., geothermal accounts for five times more of the total energy production than solar energy and three times more than wind energy. With the dawning of cheaper technologies and growing demand for renewable energy, consumer use of geothermal is also growing.

Geothermal is everywhere

Many people know that geothermal energy is used in Iceland. This is only one form of geothermal energy - steam energy also called hydrothermal. Hydrothermal does account for a significant portion of the energy required by Reykjavik, Iceland's capital city. It is also used in other parts of the globe, including "the Geysers," a plant in California.

A promising newer use of geothermal energy (literally, "heat from the earth") is the use of a looped piping system to draw the earth's heat energy anywhere, using it to heat water and air. This energy is "tapped," using a ground source heat pump that draws from stores of energy available as little as 15 to 20 feet below the surface, anywhere on earth.

You can get free temperature moderation

Micro-geothermal is the local and site specific version. Hypothetically, this could mean the use of steam or hot water energy from the earth (where available). However, a rapidly growing industry of micro-geothermal suppliers and developers can show you how to draw geothermal energy wherever you are, using ground source heat pumps.

Geothermal can be used in one of a number of ways:

  • In a closed loop system, where the heat of the earth is exchanged to your home or business via water or other liquid.
  • In an open loop system, where air, water or another liquid is heated by the earth.
  • In a pond loop system.

Geothermal's simple principle, its stable source (the earth itself) and its universality make it one of the most exciting and versatile of all renewable energy sources. You can find out about the potential of geothermal en...

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