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

Old home or new, if you’re unhappy with the HVAC system you’ve got, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you retrofit with geothermal. Prices aren’t likely ever to 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 Combs Heating & Cooling, the Chillicothe geothermal specialists, about what financing options you may have – particularly if you’re sincere about going with a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Combs Heating & Cooling can also counsel you as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer some sort of financial relief. Tax credits may come into play too. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are clearly an upgrade in energy efficiency over the usual HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the up-front cost of a geothermal enhancement. First, a newly installed geothermal system will lower your home’s utility bills appreciably. From the start, you could see savings of anywhere from 20 to 50 percent on cooling – and 30 to 60 percent on heating! One day, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’ll certainly own your geothermal system for a very long time.

It’s generally conceded that an ordinary furnace, even when well maintained, might hold up for 15 years of decent service. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and fabricated to last up to 30 years. And the ground loop buried in your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … preliminary cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is more beneficial for you from pretty much any perspective. Among its prime selling points are …

  • having a continuously – 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
  • minimal operating costs – since geothermal systems run on so little electricity,
  • an unusually long lifespan – as noted above,
  • significantly quieter operation than typical heating and cooling systems – since most of your geothermal system is buried underground, and the parts of it that aren’t aren’t put through the same stresses and strains,
  • lower repair costs – besides an unobtrusive 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 pose no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead producing clean, sublimely 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 holding you back? Make this the year you retrofit and renew your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Talk to Combs Heating & Cooling now about the best way to go about it!