Eight Fast Facts About Geothermal Heating and Cooling

It is, indeed, a big step to endorse the installation of a geothermal heating and cooling system for your home. But it is a step up. And many Central Virginia homeowners will say so – especially those who went with Scott Horseman Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. for their geothermal system installation. If you’re still weighing your options, not quite ready to decide, let these eight pivotal geothermal facts percolate in your head 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 well over one million commercial and residential geothermal heating and cooling installations in the United States alone.
  • Overall happiness with geothermal heating and cooling is high, with owners ranking the comfort, ease of use, and energy savings their geothermal systems furnish higher than that of any other system with which they’re familiar.
  • A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study reveals that geothermal systems have the lowest life-cycle costs of any other heating and cooling system currently sold.
  • Maintenance spending is markedly lower with geothermal than with standard central HVAC systems essentially because geothermal systems have relatively few moving machine parts and need relatively little maintenance anyway.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems normally will remain on the job for a good 30 to 50 years, whereas conventional HVAC systems quite often need repair or replacement after 15 years.
  • Comparing the cost of local utilities and fossil fuel to the cost of running a geothermal heating and cooling system shows that Central Virginia owners of geothermal systems frequently see a reduction in their energy bills ranging anywhere from 30 to 70 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are recognized as being less of an environmental challenge 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 Scott Horseman Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., the Central Virginia geothermal pros, 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 have just the geothermal heating and cooling system that’s perfect for your home.