Eight Fast Facts About Geothermal Heating and Cooling

It is, indeed, 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 Traverse City homeowners will say so – especially those who signed on with D&W Mechanical for their geothermal system installation. If you’re still trying to wrap your head around it, not quite psyched to choose, give these geothermal facts a whirl:

  • Modern geothermal technology is a proven technology that’s been worked and reworked, hammered and honed over the course of 50 years or so.
  • As it happens, there are considerably more than one million commercial and residential geothermal heating and cooling installations in this country alone.
  • Overall satisfaction with geothermal heating and cooling is high, with owners ranking 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 discloses that geothermal systems have the lowest life-cycle costs of any other heating and cooling system marketed today.
  • Maintenance costs are markedly lower with geothermal than with common 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 can keep working efficiently for a respectable 30 to 50 years, whereas traditional 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 reveals that Traverse City owners of geothermal systems often see a lowering of their energy bills ranging anywhere from 30 to 70 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are have a well-deserved reputation for being less of an environmental threat 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, get together with D&W Mechanical, the Traverse City geothermal pros, today. There’s plenty more we can tell you to set your mind at ease. And when you’re ready to take the plunge, we have just the geothermal heating and cooling system that can handle your home.