Eight Fast Facts About Geothermal Heating and Cooling

It is, indeed, a big step to move ahead with a geothermal heating and cooling system for your home. But it is a step up. And many Des Moines homeowners will say so – particularly those who engaged Sherman Co. LLC for their geothermal system installation. If you’re still weighing your options, not quite psyched to choose, consider these basic geothermal facts:

  • Modern geothermal technology is a proven technology that’s been tested and perfected 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.
  • General confidence in geothermal heating and cooling is high, with owners grading the comfort, convenience, and energy savings their geothermal systems afford higher than that of any other system they’ve used.
  • A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study reveals that geothermal systems have the lowest life-cycle costs of any other heating and cooling system available today.
  • Maintenance expenses are markedly lower with geothermal than with standard central HVAC systems mostly because geothermal systems have relatively few moving mechanisms and require relatively little maintenance anyway.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems can hold up for a good 30 to 50 years, whereas common 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 reveals that Des Moines owners of geothermal systems generally see a lowering of their energy bills ranging anywhere from 30 to 70 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are far less of an environmental challenge than any fossil fuel system, generating, 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, see Sherman Co. LLC, the Des Moines 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’s perfect for your home.