Eight Fast Facts About Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Admittedly, it’s a big step to endorse the installation of a geothermal heating and cooling system for your home. But it is a step up. And scores of Grinnell homeowners will say so – especially those who engaged Latcham Enterprises for their geothermal system installation. If you’re still mulling your options over, not quite primed to choose, give these geothermal facts a whirl:

  • Present-day geothermal technology is a proven technology that’s been worked and reworked, hammered and honed over the course of half a century or so.
  • As it happens, there are well over one million commercial and residential geothermal heating and cooling installations here in the States alone.
  • Consumer confidence in geothermal heating and cooling is high, with owners proclaiming the comfort, ease of use, and energy savings their geothermal systems furnish higher than that of any other system they’ve owned.
  • 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 being marketed.
  • Maintenance spending is notably lower with geothermal than with standard central HVAC systems mostly because geothermal systems have relatively few moving machine parts and need relatively little maintenance anyway.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems generally will last for a respectable 30 to 50 years, whereas standard HVAC systems quite often need 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 makes it abundantly clear that Grinnell owners of geothermal systems generally realize energy savings ranging anywhere from 30 to 70 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are far less of an environmental threat than any fossil fuel system, generating, by comparison, about 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, see Latcham Enterprises, the Grinnell 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 install just the geothermal heating and cooling system that’s meant for your home.