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

If your Southern Ohio home’s an older one, or even if it’s relatively new, and you’re displeased with your present HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you retrofit with geothermal. Prices will surely never be as good again. And, if you need aid with up-front costs, interest-free loans are usually available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. It’d be to your advantage to consult now with Daniel's HVAC, LLC, the Southern Ohio geothermal authority, about what financing options you may have – if, in fact you’re earnest about installing a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Daniel's HVAC, LLC 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 too. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are unquestionably a step (or two, or three!) up in energy efficiency over the more customary HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the up-front cost of a geothermal retrofit. First, a freshly installed geothermal system will significantly cut your home’s utility bills. Right away, you could see savings of anywhere from 20 to 50 percent on cooling – and 30 to 60 percent on heating! In time, 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 a regular furnace, even when rigorously maintained, might give you only 15 years of solid service. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and fabricated to last up to 30 years. And the ground loop dug into your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … starting cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is more advantageous for you in every way. Among its greatest selling points are …

  • having aforever – and easily – renewable source of energy, right 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,
  • an incredibly long lifespan – as mentioned previously,
  • markedly quieter operation than standard heating and cooling systems – seeing that most of your geothermal system is buried underground, and the parts 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 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 present no threat of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead providing 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 simply transferring heat from the ground into your home, and in the summer, it’s removing heat to keep your home cool.

So what are you waiting for? Make this the year you retrofit and upgrade your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Contact Daniel's HVAC, LLC now about the best way to go about it!