Eight Fast Facts About Geothermal Heating and Cooling

It is, indeed, a big step committing to a geothermal heating and cooling system for your home. But it is a step up. And many Cape Cod homeowners will attest to that – especially those who went with Atlantic Well Drilling for their geothermal system installation. If you’re still trying to wrap your head around it, not quite primed to move forward, let these eight fundamental geothermal facts percolate in your head a bit:

  • Modern geothermal technology is a proven technology that’s been tested and perfected over the course of 50 years or so.
  • To date, there are considerably more than one million commercial and residential geothermal heating and cooling installations in the United States alone.
  • Consumer confidence in geothermal heating and cooling is high, with owners grading the comfort, convenience, and energy savings their geothermal systems furnish 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 available today.
  • Maintenance costs are significantly lower with geothermal than with common central HVAC systems mostly because geothermal systems have very few moving mechanical parts and need very little maintenance in the first place.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems typically will remain on the job 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 running a geothermal heating and cooling system makes it patently obvious that Cape Cod owners of geothermal systems generally realize energy savings 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 attractive to you, talk with Atlantic Well Drilling, the Cape Cod geothermal authority, 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’ll provide just the geothermal heating and cooling system that can handle your home.