If your Hattiesburg home’s an older one, or even if it’s relatively new, and you’re displeased with your current HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should
be the year – you update to geothermal. Prices aren’t likely ever to be better. And, if you need assistance with initial expenditures, interest-free loans are often available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. It’d be to your advantage to talk now
with BC's Heating and Air, the Hattiesburg geothermal specialists, about what financing options you may have – especially if you’re serious about going with a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. BC's Heating and Air can also advise you 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 unmistakably an upgrade in energy efficiency over the more customary HVAC systems.
There’s some good news, too, about the up-front cost of a geothermal upgrade. 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! One day, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’d better believe it, you’re going to have your geothermal system for a very long time.
It’s generally conceded that an ordinary furnace, even when correctly maintained, might last around 15 years. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and engineered to last up to 30 years. And the ground loop beneath your yard is good for 50 years at least!
So … initial cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is more beneficial for you from pretty much any perspective. Among its chief attributes are …
- having a perpetually – and easily – renewable source of energy, straight from the earth,
- being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling facility bundled in one tidy package
- lower operating costs – since geothermal systems use so little electricity,
- an exceptionally long lifespan – as mentioned earlier,
- markedly quieter operation than standard heating and cooling systems – seeing that the greater part 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 – except for an undemanding schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance necessities with a geothermal system since its relatively few parts are just transferring heat from the ground, not producing it,
- cleaner and safer operation – unlike combustion appliances, geothermal systems present no threat of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead providing clean, wonderfully 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 merely 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 with BC's Heating and Air now about the right way to go about it!