Eight Fast Facts About Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Certainly, it’s a big step committing to a geothermal heating and cooling system for your home. But it is a step up. And many Columbus homeowners will acknowledge that – especially those who looked to Hottinger Geothermal for their geothermal system installation. If you’re still mulling your options over, not quite primed to decide, give these geothermal facts a spin:

  • Current geothermal technology is a proven technology that’s been researched and refined over the course of 50 years or so.
  • As it is, there are well over one million commercial and residential geothermal heating and cooling installations in the United States alone.
  • General satisfaction with geothermal heating and cooling is high, with owners proclaiming the comfort, operational ease, and energy savings their geothermal systems provide 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 being sold today.
  • Maintenance costs are conspicuously lower with geothermal than with traditional central HVAC systems mainly because geothermal systems have relatively few moving mechanisms and require relatively little maintenance anyway.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems generally will keep performing admirably for a good 30 to 50 years, whereas common 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 Columbus owners of geothermal systems frequently realize energy savings ranging anywhere from 30 to 70 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are have a well-deserved reputation for being more environmentally accommodating 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 attractive to you, see Hottinger Geothermal, the Columbus geothermal authority, today. There’s a lot more we can tell you to set your mind at ease. And when you’re ready to move forward, we have just the geothermal heating and cooling system that’s meant for your home.