Eight Fast Facts About Geothermal Heating and Cooling

No doubt about it, 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 plenty of Rochester homeowners will attest to that – particularly those who turned to Gast Heating & Cooling Inc. for their geothermal system installation. If you’re still mulling your options over, not quite primed to decide, chew on these fundamental geothermal facts:

  • Current geothermal technology is a proven technology that’s been put to the test – and acing it! – for better than 50 years.
  • Right now, there are well over one million commercial and residential geothermal heating and cooling installations in the United States alone.
  • Consumer confidence 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 used.
  • A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study reveals that geothermal systems have the lowest life-cycle costs of any other heating and cooling system marketed today.
  • Maintenance costs are significantly lower with geothermal than with conventional central HVAC systems primarily because geothermal systems have so few moving machine parts and need so little maintenance in the first place.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems can last for a good 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 makes it clear that Rochester owners of geothermal systems frequently see a lowering of their energy bills ranging anywhere from 30 to 70 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are known to be more environmentally responsible 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, see Gast Heating & Cooling Inc., the Rochester 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 have just the geothermal heating and cooling system that can handle your home.