Eight Fast Facts About Geothermal Heating and Cooling

To be sure, 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 Georgetown County homeowners will tell you so – especially those who went with Waccamaw Heating & Cooling for their geothermal system installation. If you’re still trying to wrap your head around it, not quite psyched to move forward, give these geothermal facts a spin:

  • 21st century geothermal technology is a proven technology that’s been tried and perfected over the course of at least five decades or so.
  • As it happens, there are significantly more than one million commercial and residential geothermal heating and cooling installations here in the United States alone.
  • General confidence in geothermal heating and cooling is high, with owners grading the comfort, operational ease, and energy savings their geothermal systems furnish higher than that of any other system they’ve had.
  • A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study shows that geothermal systems have the lowest life-cycle costs of any other heating and cooling system marketed today.
  • Maintenance spending is markedly lower with geothermal than with conventional central HVAC systems primarily because geothermal systems have relatively few moving machine parts and require relatively little maintenance anyway.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems typically will hold up for a good 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 operating a geothermal heating and cooling system shows that Georgetown County owners of geothermal systems typically see a lowering of their energy bills ranging anywhere from 30 to 70 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are much less of an environmental challenge than any fossil fuel system, generating, by comparison, about one pound less of CO2 for each hour of use.

If these fast facts have made a geothermal heating and cooling system look more irresistable to you, see Waccamaw Heating & Cooling, the Georgetown County geothermal specialists, today. There’s a lot 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 suits your home.