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

If your Rochester home’s an older one, or even if it’s relatively new, and you’re unhappy with your current HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you advance to geothermal. Prices aren’t likely ever to be better. And, if you need help with up-front costs, interest-free loans are typically available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. It’d be to your advantage to consult now with Earth Energy Heating & Cooling Inc., the Rochester geothermal specialists, about what financing options you may have – if, in fact you’re earnest about upgrading to a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Earth Energy Heating & Cooling Inc. can also clue you in as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer financial relief of some kind. Tax credits may come into play as well. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are surely an upgrade in energy efficiency over ordinary HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the initial cost of a geothermal enhancement. First, a recently installed geothermal system will significantly reduce 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! By and by, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’re going to own your geothermal system for a very long time.

Figure that an ordinary furnace, even when conscientiously 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 … initial cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a wiser choice for you no matter how you look at it. Among its chief 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 [[capability wrapped up in one orderly package
  • reduced operating costs – since geothermal systems demand so little electricity,
  • an unusually long lifespan – as described earlier,
  • appreciably quieter operation than standard heating and cooling systems – since the greater part of your geothermal system is buried beneath your lawn, and the parts of it that aren’t don’t undergo the same stresses and strains,
  • lower repair costs – except for a light schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance requirements 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 present no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead producing clean, gloriously breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that rank among the most environmentally friendly of any system around – 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 upgrade your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Talk to Earth Energy Heating & Cooling Inc. now about the best way to go about it!