Eight Fast Facts About Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Admittedly, it’s a big step to decide on going with a geothermal heating and cooling system for your home. But it is a step up. And many Wilmington homeowners will say so – especially those who sought out O'Brien Service Company for their geothermal system installation. If you’re still weighing your options, not quite primed to decide, let these eight cardinal geothermal facts sink in a bit:

  • Present-day geothermal technology is a proven technology that’s been tested and perfected over the course of 50 years or so.
  • Right now, there are well over one million commercial and residential geothermal heating and cooling installations here in the United States alone.
  • The public’s satisfaction with geothermal heating and cooling is high, with owners proclaiming the comfort, ease of use, and energy savings their geothermal systems furnish higher than that of any other system they’ve owned.
  • A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study shows that geothermal systems have the lowest life-cycle costs of any other heating and cooling system currently sold.
  • Maintenance costs are significantly lower with geothermal than with traditional central HVAC systems essentially because geothermal systems have relatively few moving mechanical parts and need relatively little maintenance anyway.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems normally will continue working for a solid 30 to 50 years, whereas common HVAC systems quite often 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 makes it patently obvious that Wilmington owners of geothermal systems generally find their energy bills lowered by amounts ranging anywhere from 30 to 70 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are far more environmentally responsible than any fossil fuel system, giving rise, by comparison, to roughly 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, see O'Brien Service Company, the Wilmington geothermal specialists, today. There’s a great deal more we can tell you to set your mind at ease. And when you’re ready to commit, we’ll deliver just the geothermal heating and cooling system that suits your home.