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Geothermal Installation and Retrofitting Cost

What does a system like this cost to install? A geothermal system for the typical building may cost more than if you bought a typical Variable Air Volume (VAV) or Roof-top air conditioning systems.

But you wouldn’t be comparing “apples to apples”. To get an accurate comparison of costs, it is important to consider the following:

  • Payback, or how long it takes to recover the difference in costs between the two systems using energy savings.
  • Total operating savings from heating, cooling, and hot water must be combined to get an accurate picture of total energy savings.
  • Energy costs and availability, both present and future.
  • Maintenance costs and system reliability.
  • System lifespan.
  • Energy analysis software such as eQuest® can calculate annual operating costs for geothermal systems and compare to other system technologies

Installation costs for geothermal look differently when factoring in all of these elements.

HVAC System
Comparison

Annual
Maintenance
Expense

Annual
Operating
Expense

Total
Annual
Cost

Installation
Cost

Fan Coil, Chiller/Boiler 4-Pipe

.14

1.40

1.54

$12.00

Variable Air Volume

.14

.94

1.08

$9.00

Geothermal Heat Pump

.07

.62

.69

$10.00

Water Loop Heat Pump

.10

.94

1.04

$8.00 

NOTE: Per square foot of building space

*ClimateMaster Estimate

Retrofitting with Geothermal

ClimateMaster geothermal systems are the affordable choice for retrofitting because of the reduced space and duct work requirements. Geothermal system installations simply eliminate these costly needs:

  • Large-scale complex duct work
  • Chillers
  • Boilers
  • Operating engineers
  • Complicated controls
  • Holes in exterior walls
  • Large mechanical rooms

ClimateMaster, Inc.

7300 S.W. 44th Street

Oklahoma City, OK 73179

(405)745-6000

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