Since 1957, Capital Heat Inc. has been the leading HVAC and Geothermal contractor for heating, cooling, indoor air quality, and renewable energy in Buffalo and Western New York. Locally owned and operated, Capital Heat Inc. provides comfort services including furnaces, air conditioners, geothermal heating and cooling systems, duct cleaning, and whole-house stand-by generators.
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Geothermal Benefits

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Interested in learning more about a Geothermal heating and cooling system for your home or business? Contact us today!

Capital Heat is now Vertical Well Driller certified for easy installation!

Benefits of Geothermal

  1. Lower Operating Cost – Geothermal delivers a 400% efficiency rating. Four units of energy are delivered for every one unit of electrical energy. A normal furnace has only a 94% efficiency rating.
  2. Quiet Operation – Geothermal units are quiet in operation, comparable to a refrigerator. Geothermal units are also very reliable since units are not subjected to wear and tear caused by snow, rain, ice or vandalism.
  3. Environmental Impact – The EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy recognize geothermal systems as the most environmentally friendly way to heat and cool a home. Unlike other comfort systems, geothermal does not emit carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, or other greenhouse gasses which contribute to air quality pollution.
  4. Clean and Safe – There is no combustion in a geothermal heat pump, therefore there is no chance of carbon monoxide poisoning.
  5. Life Cycle – Geothermal systems are usually good for 15+ years. A typical furnace will last 10-13 years with regular maintenance. The ground loop of the geothermal system (the pipes buried in the yard) has a warranty of 50 years.
  6. Positive Cash Flow – Geothermal systems are an investment. Geothermal will produce energy savings that will exceed the cost of the system installation over a period of time. With new construction, the energy savings more than offset the cost of installation over a short period of time.

Down the road, you will be saving money, energy, and our environment.

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