Eight Fast Facts About Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Certainly, 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 many Tennessee Valley homeowners will say so – particularly those who sought out Southern Solar Systems for their geothermal system installation. If you’re still assessing your options, not quite primed to move forward, let these eight fundamental geothermal facts roll around in your brain a little:

  • 21st century geothermal technology is a proven technology that’s been worked and reworked, hammered and honed over the course of half a century or so.
  • To date, there are well over 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 discloses that geothermal systems have the lowest life-cycle costs of any other heating and cooling system marketed today.
  • Maintenance exexpenditures are remarkably lower with geothermal than with standard central HVAC systems mainly because geothermal systems have very few moving mechanical parts and require very little maintenance to begin with.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems can keep on working for a good 30 to 50 years, whereas conventional HVAC systems generally need repair or replacement after 15 years.
  • Comparing the cost of local utilities and fossil fuel to the cost of running a geothermal heating and cooling system makes it patently obvious that Tennessee Valley owners of geothermal systems often see a reduction in their energy bills ranging anywhere from 30 to 70 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are have a well-deserved reputation for being more environmentally responsible than any fossil fuel system, producing, by comparison, nearly 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 Southern Solar Systems, the Tennessee Valley geothermal authority, today. There’s so much more we can tell you to set your mind at ease. And when you’re ready to move forward, we have just the geothermal heating and cooling system that’s right for your home.