Eight Fast Facts About Geothermal Heating and Cooling

For sure, 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 Reading homeowners will affirm that – particularly those who turned to Paul W. Essig Inc. for their geothermal system installation. If you’re still mulling your options over, not quite primed to decide, give these geothermal facts a spin:

  • 21st century geothermal technology is a proven technology that’s been worked and reworked, hammered and honed over the course of at least five decades or so.
  • To date, there are well over one million commercial and residential geothermal heating and cooling installations in the United States alone.
  • Overall confidence in geothermal heating and cooling is high, with owners rating the comfort, convenience, and energy savings their geothermal systems provide higher than that of any other system with which they’re familiar.
  • A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study discloses that geothermal systems have the lowest life-cycle costs of any other heating and cooling system now sold.
  • Maintenance spending is noticeably lower with geothermal than with conventional central HVAC systems primarily because geothermal systems have very few moving machine parts and need very little maintenance to begin with.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems typically will remain on the job for a good 30 to 50 years, whereas standard 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 shows that Reading owners of geothermal systems typically realize energy savings ranging anywhere from 30 to 70 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are much less of an environmental threat than any fossil fuel system, generating, 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 appealing to you, contact Paul W. Essig Inc., the Reading geothermal pros, today. There’s so much more we can tell you to set your mind at ease. And when you’re ready to move forward, we have just the geothermal heating and cooling system that can handle your home.