Eight Fast Facts About Geothermal Heating and Cooling

It is, indeed, a big step to move ahead with a geothermal heating and cooling system for your home. But it is a step up. And many Rochester homeowners will say so – especially those who engaged Van Hee Mechanical for their geothermal system installation. If you’re still trying to wrap your head around it, not quite psyched to choose, give these geothermal facts a spin:

  • Current geothermal technology is a proven technology that’s been vetted and perfected over the course of half a century or so.
  • As it is, there are significantly 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 provide higher than that of any other system they’ve used.
  • A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study discloses that geothermal systems have the lowest life-cycle costs of any other heating and cooling system currently available.
  • Maintenance spending is noticeably lower with geothermal than with traditional central HVAC systems mostly because geothermal systems have relatively few moving mechanisms and require relatively little maintenance anyway.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems generally will last for a good 30 to 50 years, whereas traditional HVAC systems quite often have to be repaired or replaced 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 Rochester owners of geothermal systems generally realize energy savings ranging anywhere from 30 to 70 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are recognized as being less of an environmental challenge than any fossil fuel system, giving rise, by comparison, to 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 tempting to you, get hold of Van Hee Mechanical, the Rochester geothermal authority, today. There’s a lot more we can tell you to set your mind at ease. And when you’re ready to commit, we have just the geothermal heating and cooling system that can handle your home.