Eight Fast Facts About Geothermal Heating and Cooling

No two ways about it, it’s a big step to commit to a geothermal heating and cooling system for your home. But it is a step up. And many Portland, OR homeowners will attest to that – particularly those who sought out Total Energy Concepts for their geothermal system installation. If you’re still trying to wrap your head around it, not quite psyched to choose, chew on these fundamental geothermal facts:

  • 21st century geothermal technology is a proven technology that’s been tried and perfected over the course of 50 years or so.
  • Right now, there are considerably more than one million commercial and residential geothermal heating and cooling installations in this country alone.
  • Consumer confidence in geothermal heating and cooling is high, with owners rating the comfort, operational ease, and energy savings their geothermal systems afford higher than that of any other system with which they’re familiar.
  • A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study reveals that geothermal systems have the lowest life-cycle costs of any other heating and cooling system currently sold.
  • Maintenance exexpenditures are notably lower with geothermal than with traditional central HVAC systems primarily because geothermal systems have relatively few moving mechanisms and require relatively little maintenance anyway.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems typically will hold up for a respectable 30 to 50 years, whereas standard HVAC systems generally need repair or replacement after 15 years.
  • Comparing the cost of local utilities and fossil fuel to the cost of operating a geothermal heating and cooling system reveals that Portland, OR 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 recognized as being more environmentally accommodating 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, contact Total Energy Concepts, the Portland, OR geothermal pros, 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’ve got just the geothermal heating and cooling system that’s right for your home.