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

Old home or new, if you’re unhappy with your present HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you retrofit with geothermal. Prices will surely never be as low again. And, if you need aid with up-front costs, interest-free loans are usually available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be well-advised to speak now with Hottinger Geothermal, the Columbus geothermal specialists, about what financing options you may have – especially if you’re really committed to installing a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Hottinger Geothermal 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 also. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are surely an enhancement in energy efficiency over the usual HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the initial cost of a geothermal retrofit. First, a freshly installed geothermal system will significantly cut 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 have your geothermal system for a very long time.

Figure that a traditional furnace, even when rigorously maintained, might give you only 15 years of reliable service. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and fabricated 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 better for you no matter how you look at it. Among its chief assets are …

  • having a consistently – and easily – renewable source of energy, straight from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling facility wrapped up in one neat package
  • lower operating costs – since geothermal systems run on so little electricity,
  • a terrifically long lifespan – as mentioned above,
  • significantly quieter operation than traditional heating and cooling systems – since most of your geothermal system is buried underground, and the components of it that aren’t don’t experience the same stresses and strains,
  • minor repair costs – aside from an undemanding 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 threat 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 available – since, in the winter, a geothermal system is simply transferring heat from the ground into your home, and in the summer, it’s removing heat to keep your home cool.

So why hold out? Make this the year you retrofit and refresh your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Contact Hottinger Geothermal now about the best way to go about it!