This is a home we converted to geothermal three years ago ~ a very large and beautiful home on a beautiful site. This was a “conversion” – a BIG conversion. This conversion entailed five heat pumps of a total capacity of 20 tons. Sometimes you do a job like this where the place is so special you simply like going there. This is just such a place.
Geothermal heating and cooling, however, is great for homes of all sizes . It’s most assuredly not just for the “rich and famous.” It’s just as suitable for a small house as for this one. In fact every homeowner would consider geothermal. In a great many cases it will be the very best option. Unfortunately, even though it makes great sense and has been keeping people comfortable for decades already, we’re not there yet. While more and more people choose to use geothermal heating and cooling, it doesn’t yet enjoy the popularity based heating and cooling – yet.
This owner had faith in geothermal, and faith in us. He made the choice to go geothermal to the betterment of all of us. His choice helped him, us, and the entire geothermal industry. Someone has to lead and he choose to be a leader. I thank him for that. In the very near future, geothermal will be as common as gas, oil, and electric, are today – just without the repeat expense and the uncertainty. As geothermal gains in popularity, people like this owner will have led the way.