SOURCE: Green Builder MediaDESCRIPTION:
ClimateMaster, a subsidiary of LSB Industries and a manufacturer of geothermal heating and cooling systems, celebrated the completion and dedication of Central Oklahoma’s Habitat for Humanity’s 400th home featuring a geothermal heat pump-driven heating and cooling system.
he home, located in the organization’s Faith Landing development in Southwest Oklahoma City, represents an ongoing collaborative commitment between ClimateMaster and Habitat for Humanity to construct all homes in the region with geothermal heating and cooling systems. This provides the new homeowners with both an environmentally and economically sustainable residence.
“We're saving families $700 to $800 on average per year,” said Ann Felton, president of Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity. “We value our partnership with ClimateMaster, and the ability it gives us in building the highest quality and maintainable houses for the deserving new homeowners.”
According to Felton, since 2006 all 400 geothermal homes constructed by the organization use geothermal heat pumps donated by ClimateMaster. System design, installation, testing and startup services have been provided at cost by Oklahoma City-based geothermal installing contractor ComfortWorks and by geothermal driller B&H Construction.
“The completion of the 400th geothermal build by Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity represents the significant economic advantages of these systems and their accessibility in the entry housing market. The addition of geothermal heating and cooling into the affordable housing model provides a real way to minimize future costs, be it utility or maintenance,” said ClimateMaster president Rick Aldridge.
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