Geothermal products manufacturer ClimateMaster held a reception at the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association banquet facility to celebrate the completion of Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity’s 300th home featuring a geothermal heat pump-driven heating and cooling system.
“Thanks to ClimateMaster and its president, Dan Ellis, we are one of the most energy-efficient homebuilders in the state of Oklahoma, and among the top in the nation, 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 I am honored to have the opportunity to work with Dan. With his knowledge and expertise, he has really catapulted our construction program to the next level, which ultimately benefits our families.”
Felton said ClimateMaster has donated the heat pump units installed in all 300 geothermal homes constructed by the organization since 2006. In addition, 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 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,” said ClimateMaster president Dan Ellis. “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.”