Going green with geothermal heating plus cooling: It wasn’t all that long ago that temperature change, due to human impact, was basically considered a hoax. For whatever reason, people just didn’t suppose there was enough proof to insinuate that there was indeed a correlation to human activity plus rising global temperatures… As of now, there are more people than ever attempting to reduce their carbon footprint. For those who happen to live in the North, this is an even more strenuous concern! When it comes to something like a car, it is not too strenuous to go green. For other things however, the problem can be much more challenging. A good example of this is when it comes to an oil furnace in a home, especially for those in the North. The solution is definitely not so easy, the reason being that most homes in America, especially in the North, use either an oil furnace or boiler to generate heat. These types of central heating devices use either gas, such as natural gas, or oil, such as kerosene, to create heat. While using gas for your oil furnace is better for the environment than using oil, it is not nearly the best ecological solution. Perhaps the best solution is using a geothermal heating plus cooling device paired with solar panels. Geothermal heating plus cooling takes advantage of the steady temperature of the ground, which is around 70 degrees just a few feet under the surface. Once a person has done the necessary installation of pipes underground, all they will require is electricity to transfer the water which will transfer through the pipes. This means that a house will not need an oil furnace or a boiler in order to provide heating for their household, plus they will not need to burn any fuel for warmth as a result of this HVAC system. Additionally, installing solar panels to power the pumping component will further lower their heating plus cooling carbon footprint.