Eight Fast Facts About Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Admittedly, it’s a big step to commit to a geothermal heating and cooling system for your home. But it is a step up. And lots of Southwest Michigan homeowners will say so – especially those who engaged WaterFurnace Michiana for their geothermal system installation. If you’re still weighing your options, not quite ready to decide, let these eight pivotal geothermal facts roll around in your brain some:

  • Present-day geothermal technology is a proven technology that’s been put to the test – and acing it! – for upwards of 50 years.
  • As it stands, there are significantly more than one million commercial and residential geothermal heating and cooling installations in this country alone.
  • Overall confidence in geothermal heating and cooling is high, with owners rating the comfort, convenience, and energy savings their geothermal systems afford higher than that of any other system they’ve had.
  • A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study shows that geothermal systems have the lowest life-cycle costs of any other heating and cooling system on the market today.
  • Maintenance spending is noticeably lower with geothermal than with conventional central HVAC systems essentially because geothermal systems have very few moving machine parts and require very little maintenance to begin with.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems generally will last for a solid 30 to 50 years, whereas standard 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 maintaining a geothermal heating and cooling system shows that Southwest Michigan owners of geothermal systems frequently see a lowering of their energy bills ranging anywhere from 30 to 70 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are far more environmentally friendly than any fossil fuel system, producing, by comparison, about one pound less of CO2 for each hour of use.

If these fast facts have made a geothermal heating and cooling system look more attractive to you, see WaterFurnace Michiana, the Southwest Michigan geothermal specialists, today. There’s plenty more we can tell you to set your mind at ease. And when you’re ready to take the plunge, we’ve got just the geothermal heating and cooling system that suits your home.