Time to Update Your West Branch 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 advance to geothermal. Prices aren’t likely ever to be better. And, if you need assistance with up-front costs, interest-free loans are often available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be wise to speak now with Nicholson Heating & Cooling, the West Branch 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. Nicholson 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 also. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are unquestionably an upgrade in energy efficiency over the usual HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the installation cost of a geothermal retrofit. First, a newly installed geothermal system will significantly slash 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 enjoy your geothermal system for a very long time.

It’s generally conceded that a regular furnace, even when properly 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 beneath your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … starting cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is more beneficial for you no matter how you look at it. Among its greatest virtues are …

  • having aforever – and easily – renewable source of energy, straight from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling facility rolled up in one orderly package
  • minimal operating costs – since geothermal systems run on so little electricity,
  • an unusually long lifespan – as noted earlier,
  • significantly quieter operation than run-of-the-mill heating and cooling systems – since much of your geothermal system is buried underground, and the components of it that aren’t aren’t put through the same stresses and strains,
  • reduced repair costs – besides a modest schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance needs with a geothermal system since its relatively few parts are simply 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 providing clean, gloriously breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that rank among the most environmentally friendly of any system currently known – since, in the winter, a geothermal system is merely transferring heat from the ground into your home, and in the summer, it’s removing heat to keep your home cool.

So why wait any longer? Make this the year you retrofit and enhance your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Talk with Nicholson Heating & Cooling now about the right way to go about it!