Eight Fast Facts About Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Certainly, it’s a big step committing to a geothermal heating and cooling system for your home. But it is a step up. And lots of Alaska homeowners will acknowledge that – particularly those who looked to Energy Efficiency Associates for their geothermal system installation. If you’re still reviewing your options, not quite ready to move forward, chew on these focal geothermal facts:

  • Current geothermal technology is a proven technology that’s been put to the test – and acing it! – for better than 50 years.
  • As it happens, there are significantly more than 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, convenience, 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 shows that geothermal systems have the lowest life-cycle costs of any other heating and cooling system now available.
  • Maintenance costs are significantly lower with geothermal than with conventional 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 hold up for a good 30 to 50 years, whereas common HVAC systems generally 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 shows that Alaska owners of geothermal systems typically realize energy savings ranging anywhere from 30 to 70 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are much less of an environmental threat 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 tempting to you, see Energy Efficiency Associates, the Alaska geothermal specialists, today. There’s much more we can tell you to set your mind at ease. And when you’re ready to go, we have just the geothermal heating and cooling system that suits your home.