Geothermal power is an environmentally sensitive energy alternative that may be your winning solution. Drawing on the earth’s fairly constant ground temperatures, heat is transferred from the earth to your house in the winter and vice-versa in the summer.
Unlike conventional heating and cooling systems, your geothermal system:
- Is not exposed to the elements; it’s mostly indoors and underground
- Has few moving parts to wear out, break down, or maintain
- Operates without any noisy outside condenser fan unit
- Performs consistently regardless of outside air temperatures
Installing a geothermal system is now more affordable than ever with a Federal tax credit of 30 percent for residential and 10 percent for business customers. Residential customers can receive a $375 per ton rebate for geothermal installations for both new construction and existing homes.
In fact, you’ll realize an immediate return on investment in the form of greater comfort and savings up to 60% on your heating, cooling and water heating costs. That’s every month for the next 20 or 30 years.
Heating and cooling equipment comes with two price tags: the cost to buy the equipment and the cost to run it. Although geothermal systems initially cost a bit more than traditional systems, owners realize an immediate return on their investment in the form of greater comfort and lower utility bills. And when it comes to your heating, cooling and hot water costs, who wouldn't be interested in savings money every month for years to come?
If all this sounds good to you, find out more by contacting OG&E Geothermal Program Managers:
Residential customers call 405-553-3961.
Commercial, Industrial, Schools and State Agencies call 405-553-3672.