Eight Fast Facts About Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Certainly, 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 many Utah homeowners will say so – especially those who turned to Utah Geothermal for their geothermal system installation. If you’re still trying to wrap your head around it, not quite psyched to decide, let these eight focal geothermal facts roll around in your brain a little:

  • 21st century geothermal technology is a proven technology that’s been researched and refined over the course of at least five decades or so.
  • Right now, there are considerably more than one million commercial and residential geothermal heating and cooling installations here in the United States alone.
  • The public’s confidence in geothermal heating and cooling is high, with owners rating the comfort, ease of use, 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 reveals that geothermal systems have the lowest life-cycle costs of any other heating and cooling system now available.
  • Maintenance costs are conspicuously lower with geothermal than with standard central HVAC systems essentially because geothermal systems have relatively few moving machine parts and require relatively little maintenance anyway.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems typically will remain on the job for a respectable 30 to 50 years, whereas common HVAC systems generally must 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 Utah 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 more environmentally responsible 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 attractive to you, talk with Utah Geothermal, the Utah geothermal authority, today. There’s much more we can tell you to set your mind at ease. And when you’re ready to go, we’ve got just the geothermal heating and cooling system that suits your home.