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McAlister Breaks Ground on All-Geothermal Residential Development

 

OKLAHOMA CITY — ClimateMaster announced the groundbreaking of Moore, Okla.-headquartered McAlister Construction Inc.’s Avondale residential development project, which will feature geothermal-based heating and cooling across 100 percent of its homes.

The homes, ranging from 1,600 to 2,500 square feet, will specifically include one to two Tranquility 22 Digital Two-Stage (TZ) Series geothermal heat pump systems from ClimateMaster, manufactured within close proximity at the company’s headquarters facility in Oklahoma City. The heat pumps will work in conjunction with one to three boreholes drilled underneath the front yard of each home to deliver year-round heating and air conditioning.

According to McAlister Construction co-owners Greg McAlister and Josh Kitchen, the Avondale development, located on Eastern Avenue between NE 12th and NE 27th streets in Moore, Oklahoma, will be the first of its kind to incorporate affordable historic craftsman-style design and exceptional geothermal heating and cooling efficiency in a single residential community.

“We have been placing a strong emphasis on energy efficiency since 2007 and creating an all-geothermal development like Avondale made sense,” Kitchen said. “As builders, we want to build the most efficient houses in the most cost-effective way. Geothermal adds a dimension of energy efficiency that we are really excited about on behalf of our homeowners. It allows them true heating and cooling energy independence as well as added benefits like free domestic hot water generation.”

Kitchen shared that the homes in the new Avondale community are expected to achieve Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index scores in the 30s and 40s, making them up to 90 percent more efficient than a typical existing home on the market today. As he explained, the lower a HERS score, the more energy efficient a home will be.

For additional information, visit www.climatemaster.com.