Eight Fast Facts About Geothermal Heating and Cooling

For sure, it’s a big step to commit to a geothermal heating and cooling system for your home. But it is a step up. And many Defiance homeowners will attest to that – particularly those who went with Schlatters Plumbing Heating & AC for their geothermal system installation. If you’re still assessing your options, not quite ready to move forward, let these eight fundamental geothermal facts percolate in your head a little:

  • Present-day geothermal technology is a proven technology that’s been tried and perfected over the course of half a century or so.
  • To date, there are well over one million commercial and residential geothermal heating and cooling installations here in the United States alone.
  • General confidence in geothermal heating and cooling is high, with owners grading the comfort, operational ease, 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 discloses that geothermal systems have the lowest life-cycle costs of any other heating and cooling system now available.
  • Maintenance costs are significantly lower with geothermal than with conventional central HVAC systems primarily because geothermal systems have relatively few moving mechanical parts and need relatively little maintenance anyway.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems can keep working efficiently for a good 30 to 50 years, whereas traditional HVAC systems quite often are in need of repair or replacement 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 Defiance owners of geothermal systems typically realize energy savings ranging anywhere from 30 to 70 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are known to be more environmentally friendly than any fossil fuel system, producing, by comparison, nearly one pound less of CO2 for each hour of use.

If these fast facts have made a geothermal heating and cooling system look more appealing to you, see Schlatters Plumbing Heating & AC, the Defiance geothermal specialists, today. There’s so much 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 can handle your home.