Eight Fast Facts About Geothermal Heating and Cooling

No two ways about it, it’s a big step committing to a geothermal heating and cooling system for your home. But it is a step up. And many Northern Virginia homeowners will acknowledge that – especially those who engaged Renewable Energy Solutions for their geothermal system installation. If you’re still mulling your options over, not quite ready to move forward, let these eight pivotal geothermal facts roll around in your brain a bit:

  • Present-day geothermal technology is a proven technology that’s been worked and reworked, hammered and honed over the course of 50 years or so.
  • To date, there are significantly more than one million commercial and residential geothermal heating and cooling installations here in the United States alone.
  • The public’s trust in geothermal heating and cooling is high, with owners rating the comfort, operational ease, and energy savings their geothermal systems provide higher than that of any other system they’ve had.
  • 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 sold.
  • Maintenance costs are conspicuously lower with geothermal than with common central HVAC systems mostly because geothermal systems have so few moving machine parts and require so little maintenance in the first place.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems generally will keep performing admirably for a respectable 30 to 50 years, whereas standard HVAC systems generally must 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 shows that Northern Virginia owners of geothermal systems often see a reduction in their energy bills ranging anywhere from 30 to 70 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are much more environmentally accommodating 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 tempting to you, get hold of Renewable Energy Solutions, the Northern Virginia geothermal pros, today. There’s much more we can tell you to set your mind at ease. And when you’re ready to go, we have just the geothermal heating and cooling system that suits your home.