Time to Retrofit Your Home with a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System?

Old home or new, if you’re annoyed with the HVAC system you’ve got, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you move up to geothermal. Prices probably won’t ever be better. And, if you need assistance with the up-front cash outlay, interest-free loans are typically available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. It’d be to your advantage to talk now with Geothermal North, the geothermal specialists, about what financing options you may have – if, in fact you’re really committed to going with a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Geothermal North can also clue you in as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer some kind of financial relief. Tax credits may come into play as well. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are unquestionably an upgrade in energy efficiency over the more customary HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the installation cost of a geothermal retrofit. First, a recently installed geothermal system will significantly lower your home’s utility bills. You could see immediate savings of anywhere from 20 to 50 percent on cooling – and 30 to 60 percent on heating! In due course, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’d better believe it, you’re going to enjoy your geothermal system for a very long time.

It’s generally conceded that a regular furnace, even when well maintained, might last, oh, say, 15 years. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and built to last up to 30 years. And the ground loop beneath your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … preliminary cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a wiser choice for you in every way. Among its top selling points are …

  • having a constantly – and easily – renewable source of energy, directly from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling [[capacity bundled in one trim package
  • reduced operating costs – since geothermal systems demand so little electricity,
  • a terrifically long lifespan – as described above,
  • appreciably quieter operation than standard heating and cooling systems – since the greater part of your geothermal system is buried outside in the yard, and the components of it that aren’t aren’t put through the same stresses and strains,
  • minor repair costs – besides an unobtrusive schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance demands with a geothermal system since its relatively few parts are just transferring heat from the ground, not producing it,
  • cleaner and safer operation – in contrast to combustion appliances, geothermal systems pose no threat of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead producing clean, marvelously breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that are among the most environmentally friendly of any system available – since, in the winter, a geothermal system is just transferring heat from the ground into your home, and in the summer, it’s removing heat to keep your home cool.

So why wait any longer? Make this the year you retrofit and refresh your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Consult with Geothermal North now about the right way to go about it!