I was intrigued by this article in the Washington Post this morning in which the writer, Christopher Gearon, shares his experience having a geothermal heating and cooling system installed in his house. I encourage you to read the article and consider the benefits of geothermal heating. If you would like more information on geothermal HVAC systems, feel free to call us or view the geothermal informational video on our website. Sanford Kramer, Inc. has experience installing geothermal systems, and we would be happy to discuss the process with you. Here are some interesting notes from Gearon’s article:
- Geothermal heating and cooling systems tap the constant temperature below the earth’s surface to heat the home in the winter and cool the home in the summer.
- Gearon’s geothermal system required two 375-foot holes dug into the earth in his yard (the U.S. Capitol is 288 feet tall, so you get an idea how deep those holes are).
- His geothermal system “uses 25 to 50 percent less electricity than a conventional HVAC system.”
- After a 30% Federal Tax Credit, a $2,000 grant from Maryland, and a $5,000 property tax credit from Montgomery County, the net cost of Gearon’s geothermal system was similar in price to a conventional HVAC system.