Materials & Technology

Vermont Senator speaks to potential of geothermal systems

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 10:21

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders recently spoke about the potential benefits that geothermal systems can provide for the American consumer, as he noted that this heating technology could help them save significant amounts of money on electricity costs.

According to the Vermont Digger, the Independent Senator noted that the technology is still unfamiliar to some in the real estate market, but people in his region, which withstands especially cold winters, are beginning to transition to geothermal systems.

"But I’m happy to say it’s a technology that is growing rapidly in our state," he said of the rising interest in the technology.

He and Nick Manosh, a representative of a geothermal well drilling company, spoke at a press conference to address the need for more Americans to adopt this type of heating system for their homes.

"A homeowner will save about 30 to 50 percent on fuel costs," Manosh said, outlining how this technology is both green and cost efficient. A transition to these heating systems would allow for a drastic reduction in the carbon footprint for families who choose to outfit their home with this product.

The use of geothermal technology is made more efficient when it is linked up with a radiant heating system, especially a product from Warmboard.

A Warmboard radiant heating system maximizes on the efficiency of geothermal energy sources, as the product delivers heat without requiring a significant level of energy.

This efficiency is achieved due to the highly-efficient aluminum piping that is used in the Warmboard product, as this allows for a delivery of warmth without needing especially hot water temperatures. Other products need to have the water heated to a high temperature, as they do not rely on efficient materials that conduct warmth.