Eight Fast Facts About Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Yes, indeed, it’s a big step to move ahead with a geothermal heating and cooling system for your home. But it is a step up. And many San Antonio homeowners will affirm that – particularly those who engaged Southwest Mechanical Services for their geothermal system installation. If you’re still mulling your options over, not quite primed to choose, chew on these essential geothermal facts:

  • Current geothermal technology is a proven technology that’s been put to the test – and acing it! – for more than 50 years.
  • Right now, there are well over one million commercial and residential geothermal heating and cooling installations here in the States alone.
  • The public’s trust in geothermal heating and cooling is high, with owners grading 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 reveals that geothermal systems have the lowest life-cycle costs of any other heating and cooling system now marketed.
  • Maintenance exexpenditures are notably lower with geothermal than with standard central HVAC systems chiefly because geothermal systems have relatively few moving machine parts and need relatively little maintenance anyway.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems can last for a solid 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 operating a geothermal heating and cooling system reveals that San Antonio owners of geothermal systems normally see a lowering of their energy bills ranging anywhere from 30 to 70 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are far 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 appealing to you, get hold of Southwest Mechanical Services, the San Antonio geothermal specialists, 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 provide just the geothermal heating and cooling system that suits your home.