When you want to save money and have less carbon footprint, geothermal is the answer

The average American household uses more than 2,000 kWh of energy per year, and we burn more than 1.6 million metric tons of fossil fuels to generate that energy.

Geothermal energy is a cheap way to keep that heat flowing, but it can also be a significant carbon-emitting energy source.

Here are five ways to cut down on your energy bill.1.

Use geothermal as a heating source