Habitat for Humanity reaches new geothermal benchmark
ClimateMaster, a leader in the geothermal industry, continues to be a leader in community service, too. The Oklahoma City-based company this fall helped the its local Habitat for Humanity organization mark a significant milestone.
Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity completed its 300th home featuring a ClimateMaster geothermal heating and cooling system. The units are saving families between $700 and $800 a year in energy expenses and helping make Habitat one of the most energy efficient homebuilders in the state.
The homes collectively illustrate how geothermal systems can provide a definitive advantage to residents, said Dan Ellis, president of ClimateMaster.
“With these and other initiatives, Central Oklahoma has become a leader in making geothermal systems a standard HVAC solution for the home, and we anticipate this leadership to encourage even greater traction across the country,” he said.
ClimateMaster has donated all 300 heating and cooling units for the homes, the first of which began construction in 2006. The homes range in size from 1,050 to 1,400 square feet. Each features a two-ton geothermal heat pump system that is fed by a single 400-feet-deep borehole.
Homeowners say the systems have provided plenty of comfort and have been virtually maintenance free.
“We look forward to continuing this momentum well into the future,” Ellis said.
Topics: Geothermal Heating & Cooling