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

Regardless of whether your Hattiesburg home is old or new, if you’re exasperated with your current HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you move up to geothermal. Prices probably won’t ever be better. And, if you need assistance 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 talk now with BC's Heating and Air, the Hattiesburg geothermal experts, about what financing options you may have – that is, if you’re really committed to 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 be applicable too. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are definitely an upgrade in energy efficiency over ordinary HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the initial cost of a geothermal upgrade. First, a freshly installed geothermal system will significantly lower your home’s utility bills. Without delay, you could see savings of anywhere from 20 to 50 percent on cooling – and 30 to 60 percent on heating! Eventually, 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 well 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 better for you from pretty much any perspective. Among its top virtues are …

  • having a perpetually – and easily – renewable source of energy, straight from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling [[capability bundled in one tidy package
  • reduced operating costs – since geothermal systems run on so little electricity,
  • an exceptionally long lifespan – as mentioned above,
  • conspicuously quieter operation than traditional heating and cooling systems – seeing that the greater part of your geothermal system is buried in the earth, and the parts of it that aren’t don’t experience the same stresses and strains,
  • reduced 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 simply transferring heat from the ground, not producing it,
  • cleaner and safer operation – unlike combustion appliances, geothermal systems pose no threat of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead providing clean, marvelously 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 just 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 renew your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Talk to BC's Heating and Air now about the best way to go about it!