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

Old home or new, if you’re exasperated with the HVAC system you’ve got, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you retrofit with geothermal. Prices won’t likely ever be better. And, if you need help with up-front costs, interest-free loans are often available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be wise 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 really committed to upgrading to a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Earth Energy Heating & Cooling Inc. can also inform you as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer some kind of financial relief. Tax credits may be applicable 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 newly installed geothermal system will significantly reduce your home’s utility bills. Without delay, you could see 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’d better believe it, you’re going to own your geothermal system for a very long time.

Figure that an ordinary furnace, even when conscientiously maintained, might last maybe 15 years. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and built to last up to 30 years. And the ground loop dug into 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 noted earlier,
  • appreciably quieter operation than run-of-the-mill heating and cooling systems – since the greater part of your geothermal system is buried beneath your lawn, and the elements of it that aren’t don’t undergo the same stresses and strains,
  • lower repair costs – other than 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 – in contrast to combustion appliances, geothermal systems present no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead providing clean, gloriously breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that are 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!