Eight Fast Facts About Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Certainly, it’s a big step to move ahead with a geothermal heating and cooling system for your home. But it is a step up. And plenty of Lancaster homeowners will attest to that – particularly those who sought out Gochnauer at Home for their geothermal system installation. If you’re still trying to wrap your head around it, not quite psyched to decide, let these eight pivotal geothermal facts percolate in your head a bit:

  • Present-day geothermal technology is a proven technology that’s been researched and refined over the course of 50 years or so.
  • 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 rating the comfort, convenience, and energy savings their geothermal systems afford 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 being sold today.
  • Maintenance spending is noticeably lower with geothermal than with conventional central HVAC systems chiefly because geothermal systems have so few moving mechanical parts and need so little maintenance in the first place.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems normally will last for a good 30 to 50 years, whereas conventional HVAC systems generally 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 Lancaster owners of geothermal systems often realize energy savings ranging anywhere from 30 to 70 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are have a well-deserved reputation for being less of an environmental challenge than any fossil fuel system, giving rise, by comparison, to almost 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, get together with Gochnauer at Home, the Lancaster 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’ll deliver just the geothermal heating and cooling system that can handle your home.