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

Old home or new, if you’re displeased with the HVAC system you’ve got, 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 initial expenditures, interest-free loans are generally available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be smart to consult now with Gochnauer at Home, the Lancaster geothermal authority, 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. Gochnauer at Home can also clue you in as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer financial relief of some kind. Tax credits may come into play also. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are definitely a step (or two, or three!) up in energy efficiency over the more customary HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the installation cost of a geothermal enhancement. First, a recently installed geothermal system will slash your home’s utility bills significantly. In no time at all, you could see savings of anywhere from 20 to 50 percent on cooling – and 30 to 60 percent on heating! As time goes on, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’ll certainly own your geothermal system for a very long time.

Figure that a regular furnace, even when well maintained, might last, oh, say, 15 years. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and built to last up to 30 years. And the ground loop dug into your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … up-front cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is better for you in every way. Among its strongest advantages are …

  • having a constantly – and easily – renewable source of energy, straight from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling [[capability bundled in one trim package
  • lower operating costs – since geothermal systems use so little electricity,
  • an incredibly long lifespan – as mentioned previously,
  • conspicuously quieter operation than typical heating and cooling systems – given that most of your geothermal system is buried in the earth, and the parts of it that aren’t aren’t put through the same stresses and strains,
  • lower repair costs – other than a light 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 – in contrast to combustion appliances, geothermal systems carry no threat of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead providing clean, wonderfully breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that rank among the most environmentally friendly of any system available – 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 why hold out? Make this the year you retrofit and revive your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Contact Gochnauer at Home now about the proper way to go about it!