I know a lot of people in my area who have done their best to shut out society, but to be honest, the quiet & solitude of this area is part of what drew me here, however some of my neighbors are a little bit extreme, however i haven’t even seen most of them, & lived here several years. I myself am just a giant fan of peace & quiet, I have no desire to leave society behind. I like people, I like buying stuff, however I also like having autonomy & not having to rely on a bunch of other people, for me, the geothermal heat pump was worth every penny I paid for it, for reasons beyond money. First of all, there is a special, genuinely intense, service charge to get hooked up to the electrical grid out here, so if you like having an electrically powered heating & cooling plan you need a gas powered generatorâ€¦ Overall, it costs a lot more to run the genny than it does to spend my money for electricity, however if you have a geothermal heating pump on your property it no longer matters, then after the initial & genuinely substantial investment, your days of paying for AC, sizzling water, & lights are behind you forever! The heating pump pulls energy right from the planet itself, & stores it in fuel cells for instant use, or later use, and when I first got the geothermal heat pump I got several extra months worth of power cells, so even in the face of the pump splitting I am set for a long time.