Geothermal EnergyHaving lived most of my life in Malibu and Santa Cruz, I’ve never felt like I actually needed air conditioning. Until now, that is.

You would think that beach communities wouldn’t need AC but as our climate is changing, so are what we used to consider “normal” weather patterns.

I’m researching geothermal heating and cooling systems because it makes so much sense.  For example, did you know that the earth always stays at a constant 50-55 degrees both during the summer AND the winter? By running tubing under your house or yard with geothermal heat pumps, you can provide pollution-free heat and air conditioning year round.

Geothermal energy diagram

Experts claim that you can save up to 80% on your heat and AC bills. So why isn’t everyone doing this?