Eight Fast Facts About Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Admittedly, it’s a big step to move ahead with a geothermal heating and cooling system for your home. But it is a step up. And many Beckley homeowners will affirm that – especially those who signed on with Appalachian Heating for their geothermal system installation. If you’re still mulling your options over, not quite ready to decide, let these eight cardinal geothermal facts percolate in your head some:

  • 21st century geothermal technology is a proven technology that’s been put to the test – and acing it! – for better than 50 years.
  • To date, there are significantly more than one million commercial and residential geothermal heating and cooling installations in this country alone.
  • General trust in geothermal heating and cooling is high, with owners grading 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 discloses that geothermal systems have the lowest life-cycle costs of any other heating and cooling system on the market today.
  • Maintenance costs are noticeably lower with geothermal than with standard central HVAC systems mainly because geothermal systems have very few moving machine parts and need very little maintenance to begin with.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems can hold up for a solid 30 to 50 years, whereas common HVAC systems generally 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 Beckley owners of geothermal systems typically realize energy savings ranging anywhere from 30 to 70 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are known to be less of an environmental challenge 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 attractive to you, contact Appalachian Heating, the Beckley geothermal authority, 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’ve got just the geothermal heating and cooling system that suits your home.