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

Old home or new, if you’re displeased with the HVAC system you’ve got, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you update to geothermal. Prices will surely never be as good again. And, if you need assistance with up-front costs, interest-free loans are often available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. It’d be to your advantage to consult now with Fairfield Heating & Cooling, the Central geothermal experts, about what financing options you may have – that is, if you’re really committed to upgrading to a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Fairfield Heating & Cooling can also advise you as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer financial relief of some kind. Tax credits may be applicable also. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are unmistakably a step (or two, or three!) up in energy efficiency over conventional HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the installation cost of a geothermal upgrade. First, a newly 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! Eventually, 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.

Note that a regular furnace, even when rigorously maintained, might hang in there for 15 years of solid service. 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 … initial cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is more beneficial for you no matter how you look at it. Among its strongest virtues are …

  • having an unceasingly – and easily – renewable source of energy, straight from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling facility bundled in one trim package
  • minimal operating costs – since geothermal systems require so little electricity,
  • a terrifically long lifespan – as described above,
  • significantly quieter operation than typical heating and cooling systems – given that the greater part of your geothermal system is buried in the earth, and the portions of it that aren’t aren’t subject to the same stresses and strains,
  • reduced repair costs – other than an unobtrusive schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance necessities with a geothermal system since its relatively few parts are just transferring heat from the ground, not producing it,
  • cleaner and safer operation – unlike combustion appliances, geothermal systems carry no danger of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead delivering clean, awesomely breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that are among the most environmentally friendly of any system being sold today – 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 what’s the delay? Make this the year you retrofit and revive your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Consult with Fairfield Heating & Cooling now about the best way to go about it!