What Heating Systems Are Best For The Environment?

In Springfield, IL, Bormida Mechanical Services, Inc. is dedicated to conscientious customer service, and many of our clients ask about green energy solutions. According to the EPA’s Energy Star program, geothermal heating is the greenest option for warming your home or place of business. Geothermal pumps use an indoor heat exchange unit that interfaces with pipes buried 4–6 feet underground so that they’re able to access the earth’s heat. The heat exchange unit consists of a pump, a compressor and a fan.

Fewer Greenhouse Gases

Since geothermal pumps don’t use oil or natural gas to generate heat, they emit far fewer greenhouse gases. Power plants that use geothermal energy sources emit 11 times less carbon dioxide per unit of energy generated than a typical coal-fueled power plant. Geothermal heat pumps don’t generate carbon monoxide either, which means healthier air for you and your family.

Energy Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that geothermal heat pumps use as much as 75% less energy than traditional heating and cooling solutions. The EPA estimates that homeowners can save between 30% and 70% on heating costs and between 20% and 50% on cooling costs when they switch from conventional HVAC solutions to a geothermal pump.

Geothermal solutions are efficient because they rely upon the temperature below the earth’s surface rather than upon the ambient air temperature as other heat pumps do. Depending upon the latitude you live in, the subterranean temperature can vary between 45 degrees Fahrenheit to 75 degrees Fahrenheit.


Geothermal heating equipment is built to last. The indoor exchange unit typically lasts for 25 years before it needs to be replaced, and the underground loops last for 50 years or longer. Long-lasting products mean fewer potentially polluting production processes and less strain upon landfills.

Bormida Mechanical Services, Inc. in Springfield can answer any questions you may have about geothermal heating pumps. We can also help you with any other HVAC services you may need. We’ve been repairing, installing, and maintaining heating and cooling systems for residential and commercial customers for more than a decade, and we’re indoor air quality experts. Contact our company today to find out more about our services or to schedule a service call.