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Geothermal Heat is Safer Than Traditional Methods Geothermal heating systems use the earth’s natural heat, which is usually found at roughly 15 feet underground, to keep the temperature of a home at a certain level, year-round. Traditional methods include wood and coal heat, which was dirty and messy, cast iron boiler heat, radiant heat, and baseboard electric heat. The dangers with all of these are fire, illness from the dust put off by wood and coal heat, electrical fire or even electrocution with electric baseboard heat. Not so with geothermal technology. Geothermal technology simply harnesses the energy already present in the earth itself to keep your home at a constant temperature. There are many more flexible and useful configurations that can be used in building a new green home. Geothermal heating/cooling systems don’t emit any harmful gasses, dust, or harmful fumes, nor can you be electrocuted using it. Geothermal technology is the way to go if you live in an area where severe weather and natural events are the norm. You can still have a sturdy, comfortable home at a constant temperature, because you don’t need electricity or gas to run. This also comes with 20-60% savings on your energy bills. Geothermal is the best way to keep your home safe and at a comfortable temperature year-round.