Eight Fast Facts About Geothermal Heating and Cooling

It is, indeed, a big step committing to a geothermal heating and cooling system for your home. But it is a step up. And plenty of Columbia homeowners will acknowledge that – particularly those who signed on with WaterFurnace for their geothermal system installation. If you’re still weighing your options, not quite ready to decide, let these eight fundamental geothermal facts sink in some:

  • Present-day geothermal technology is a proven technology that’s been put to the test – and acing it! – for more than 50 years.
  • As it is, there are significantly more than one million commercial and residential geothermal heating and cooling installations in this country alone.
  • Consumer trust in geothermal heating and cooling is high, with owners grading the comfort, operational ease, and energy savings their geothermal systems afford higher than that of any other system they’ve used.
  • A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study discloses that geothermal systems have the lowest life-cycle costs of any other heating and cooling system now available.
  • Maintenance spending is remarkably lower with geothermal than with traditional central HVAC systems chiefly because geothermal systems have so few moving mechanical parts and need so little maintenance in the first place.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems normally will keep performing admirably for a good 30 to 50 years, whereas common HVAC systems quite often must be repaired or replaced after 15 years.
  • Comparing the cost of local utilities and fossil fuel to the cost of running a geothermal heating and cooling system reveals that Columbia owners of geothermal systems often see a reduction in their energy bills ranging anywhere from 30 to 70 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are recognized as being more environmentally responsible than any fossil fuel system, giving rise, by comparison, to roughly one pound less of CO2 for each hour of use.

If these fast facts have made a geothermal heating and cooling system look more irresistable to you, contact WaterFurnace, the Columbia geothermal pros, today. There’s much more we can tell you to set your mind at ease. And when you’re ready to go, we’ve got just the geothermal heating and cooling system that can handle your home.