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 Seattle homeowners will acknowledge that – particularly those who signed on with Vaughn Mechanical for their geothermal system installation. If you’re still assessing your options, not quite ready to decide, give these geothermal facts a spin:

  • 21st century geothermal technology is a proven technology that’s been vetted and perfected over the course of half a century or so.
  • As it is, there are considerably more than one million commercial and residential geothermal heating and cooling installations in this country alone.
  • Overall satisfaction with geothermal heating and cooling is high, with owners proclaiming the comfort, operational ease, and energy savings their geothermal systems provide 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 now marketed.
  • Maintenance costs are conspicuously lower with geothermal than with common central HVAC systems primarily because geothermal systems have so few moving mechanical parts and require so little maintenance in the first place.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems typically will keep performing admirably for a good 30 to 50 years, whereas standard HVAC systems generally are in need of 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 clear that Seattle owners of geothermal systems frequently see a lowering of their energy bills ranging anywhere from 30 to 70 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are known to be more environmentally friendly than any fossil fuel system, producing, 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 Vaughn Mechanical, the Seattle 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’ll deliver just the geothermal heating and cooling system that’s meant for your home.