Five Fears of Geothermal Heating and Cooling Laid to Rest for Hart Homeowners

Regardless of whether you’re erecting a new home or updating your current abode, the choice to install either a conventional HVAC system or geothermal heating and cooling can be a hard one. It’s rarely the case that Hart residents don’t understand the benefits of geothermal. What’s to dislike, after all, about a technology that heats and cools your home naturally without fossil fuels and combustion, that has only a handful of mechanical parts, that calls for little maintenance, that can keep on running efficiently for 30 to 50 years or so, and that can cut energy bills by as much as 70 percent or more?

No, homeowners’ initial doubts about going geothermal often entail these five fears:

  1. Fear of High Up-Front Costs.
  2. Fear of “Too Little Too Late” Return on Investment.
  3. Fear That the Technology Remains “Unproven.”
  4. Fear That Geothermal Heating and Cooling May Not Be the Right Alternative.
  5. Fear of Meager Dealer Support and Service.

Let’s delve into these fears individually.

Fear of High Up-Front Costs. This isn’t entirely without merit; geothermal’s up-front costs are high, especially regarding the installation of ground loops. But given the life of a geothermal system – far longer than the life of traditional heating and cooling systems, to be sure! – going with geothermal is an investment in long-term energy efficiency and comfortable living. You’d replace a new boiler, for instance, at least once before you’d need to overhaul or replace any component of a geothermal system. On top of that, with a conventional system, you’re paying for electricity from the grid or for oil to burn, and those costs are spiraling upwards continually. Geothermal energy is renewable energy that saves you money in the short term and boosts the resale value of your home in the long term.

Fear of “Too Little Too Late” Return on Investment. The return on investment in most geothermal systems is at least 10 percent. What this means is that, for each dollar you invest, you’ll save 10 percent a year for as long as you keep your system. The savings will start as soon as it’s up and running, too.

Fear That the Technology Remains “Unproven.” As it stands, modern geothermal technology has proven itself time and again in various installations here in Hart, across the continent, and around the world since first introduced in the late 1940s. Factors such as the increased demand for renewable energy and efficient, cost-effective space-conditioning systems have contributed to making the geothermal industry one of the fastest-growing in the 21st century. Certainly, fewer and fewer homeowners are uneasy about choosing a geothermal system. They’re see that geothermal technology is much more efficient and dependable than conventional high-efficiency gas furnaces and whole-house air conditioners.

Fear That Geothermal Heating and Cooling Might Not Be the Proper Alternative. Financial considerations do indeed come into play here. You’d be well advised to compare renewable-energy technology with that using standard energy sources and appraise the overall costs and ROI of each. If your home occupies enough land area to accommodate the ground loops, geothermal will no doubt present itself as the best alternative – for the reasons offered above.

Fear of Limited Dealer Support and Service. We can put this fear to rest right here and now. Adams Heating & Cooling II is a trusted Hart geothermal dealer, installer, and service provider. We’ll work hand in hand with you from the beginning, and we’ll be there to handle your geothermal system’s every maintenance and service demand for as long as it’s yours.

In the final analysis, the only thing you ought to fear is not being able to enjoy all the comfort, efficiency, energy-bill savings, and serenity a geothermal heating and cooling system provides. Contact the geothermal experts at Adams Heating & Cooling II today!