Energy Foundation is promoting the use Geothermal Heat Pumps for heating, cooling & supply of hot water instead of using conventional aircoditioned plants based on natural gas, oil & electricity.
Geothermal Energy is a clean environment friendly & free renewable, sustainable source which is available everywhere in Pakistan. The use of Geothermal Energy is world’s most cost effective & economical way of heating, cooling of buildings. It is a Pre-established technology approved by U.S Department of energy, U.S Environment Protection Agency Ministry of Natural Resources Canada, European Union & being used in more than 30 countries of the world.
Capital Cost of Geothermal Energy Air Conditioned System is equal or slightly above than the Conventional Central Air-conditioning (HVAC) systems.
Maintenance Cost is 20% as compared to other AC/ HVAC Systems.
Electricity Saving: More than 50% of the existing consumption in conventional A/C Systems.
Natural Gas Saving: 100%, the system does not use any gas for Heating or Cooling.
Water Saving: 100%, the system saves 100% water as there is no cooling tower in the system.
Payback period on investment is less than 8 years, keeping in view the savings in the utility Bills of Electricity, Natural Gas & Water.
The system provides free hot water.
Protection of Environment as there are no harmful Green House Gas Emissions, and therefore, no effect on Climate Change & Global Warming.
Improvement of Indoor Air Quality: No respiratory problems like Asthma, Suffocation or Bad Odour, Depression, Fatigue, Skin & Eye Infections which are result of direct use of Natural Gas heaters in Pakistan.
The Geothermal Air- Conditioning System has more than 30 years life cycle as compared to 15-20 years life of conventional Air Conditioned Systems.