Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity builds 300th home with ClimateMaster geothermal

Since 2004, the Oklahoma City Habitat for Humanity has installed geothermal heating and cooling in 300 homes.

ClimateMaster, a manufacturer of geothermal heat pumps based in Oklahoma City, donated those geothermal heating and cooling systems.

According to a story in The Oklahoman, a few Climate Master employees were involved with Habitat for Humanity, and got company leaders to support the cause.

Since then, the company has donated systems for 300 Habitat for Humanity homes.

ClimateMaster had assistance from Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co., which helped with the homes' thermal envelope, as well as installer Comfortworks and driller B&H Construction.

Together the group equipped about 40 percent of the 700 homes in the organization built in the past 25 years.

That means Central Oklahoma Habitat is one of the most energy-efficient homebuilders in Oklahoma and among the top in the country, “saving families $700 to $800 on average per year," Ann Felton Gilliland, president and CEO of Central Oklahoma Habitat, told The Oklahoman.

ClimateMaster President Dan Ellis sees the Habitat for Humanity project as a proving ground for geothermal heating and cooling.

“The 300 geothermal homes constructed by Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity provide a clear example that this type of system is accessible in the entry housing market, and that it can provide real and significant economic advantages to homeowners,” Ellis said. “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.”

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Topics: Geothermal Heating & Cooling

Companies: Climate Master, ClimateMaster

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