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 WISCONSIN-MINNESOTA homeowners will attest to that – particularly those who engaged Comfort By Design, Inc. for their geothermal system installation. If you’re still trying to wrap your head around it, not quite psyched to decide, let these eight fundamental geothermal facts roll around in your brain some:

  • Modern geothermal technology is a proven technology that’s been put to the test – and acing it! – for better than 50 years.
  • To date, there are well over one million commercial and residential geothermal heating and cooling installations in the United States alone.
  • Overall trust in geothermal heating and cooling is high, with owners grading the comfort, convenience, and energy savings their geothermal systems furnish higher than that of any other system they’ve used.
  • A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study shows that geothermal systems have the lowest life-cycle costs of any other heating and cooling system now available.
  • Maintenance expenses are remarkably lower with geothermal than with standard central HVAC systems chiefly because geothermal systems have so few moving mechanisms and require so little maintenance in the first place.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems typically will continue working for a good 30 to 50 years, whereas common HVAC systems generally have to be repaired or replaced after 15 years.
  • Comparing the cost of local utilities and fossil fuel to the cost of operating a geothermal heating and cooling system shows that WISCONSIN-MINNESOTA owners of geothermal systems often find their energy bills slashed by amounts ranging anywhere from 30 to 70 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are far 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 Comfort By Design, Inc., the WISCONSIN-MINNESOTA 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’ll install just the geothermal heating and cooling system that can handle your home.