2 Vital Hart Geothermal Heating and Cooling Considerations

1.     Starting Costs vs. ROI

There’s no avoiding it: replacing your present HVAC system with a geothermal heating and cooling system is an expensive proposition. Initial costs here in Hart tend to run anywhere from $10,000 to $30,000 – or higher. Lot size, site accessibility, system configuration, ground conditions, and other conditions]17] account for that. So too does the amount of excavation that must be done and what kind of ductwork modifications are required. And if you’re having a new home constructed? It’s not as pricy, overall, but it’ll still cost around 40 percent more than an ordinary HVAC system will cost you.

Okay, we’ve gotten the bad news out of the way. Let’s tune in now to the good news. To begin with, a number of incentives and rebates may be accesable at the federal, state and local level to assist you with installation costs. What’s more, the energy savings you could realize with your new geothermal heating and cooling system will start returning your initial investment in no time. So you could recoup your investment in as little as four years. But understand: Local utility rates and the end cost of your installation may slow full repayment for as long as 15 years. Since geothermal systems typically endure for upwards of 30 or 50 years, though, you’ll still come out ahead. You simply have to calculate sooner rather than later what your finances can withstand … and how patient you are.

2.     Geothermal Benefits Can Easily Override Concerns About Front-End Costs

Allow us to cite the major benefits:

  • Compared to standard heating and cooling systems, geothermal heating and cooling could clip as much as 30 to 60 percent off your heating bills. And it could minimize your cooling costs by as much as 20 to 50 percent.
  • Geothermal systems use renewable energy – heat taken from the ground.
  • Geothermal heat pumps don’t operate by combustion, so there are no greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, etc.) and no fire safety or air quality concerns.
  • Given that no outdoor fans or compressors are needed, geothermal heating and cooling systems are much quieter than typical, run-of-the-mill systems.
  • The absence of many complex moving parts and the fact that geothermal systems are protected from the elements ensure many decades of low-maintenance, top-performance use. Indoor components may be good for about 30 years, ground loops, about 50.

Looking for more information on any of these matters in order to make a decision about your heating and cooling options? Visit the Hart geothermal pros at Adams Heating & Cooling II. We’re eager to help, whatever you decide.