Time to Update Your Columbia Home with a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System?

Regardless of whether your Columbia home is old or new, if you’re unhappy with the HVAC system you’ve got, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you advance to geothermal. Prices probably won’t ever be better. And, if you need assistance with the up-front financial outlay, interest-free loans are usually available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. It’d be to your advantage to talk now with WaterFurnace, the Columbia geothermal experts, 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. WaterFurnace can also inform you as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer some sort of financial relief. Tax credits may be applicable too. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are obviously a step (or two, or three!) up in energy efficiency over ordinary HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the initial cost of a geothermal enhancement. First, a recently installed geothermal system will significantly reduce 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! In due course, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’d better believe it, you’re going to enjoy your geothermal system for a very long time.

It’s generally conceded that a typical furnace, even when rigorously 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 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 aforever – and easily – renewable source of energy, straight from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling [[capacity bundled in one tidy package
  • lower operating costs – since geothermal systems need so little electricity,
  • a terrifically long lifespan – as described earlier,
  • conspicuously quieter operation than traditional heating and cooling systems – given that much of your geothermal system is buried underground, and the parts of it that aren’t aren’t put through the same stresses and strains,
  • reduced repair costs – other than a modest schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance needs 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 carry no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead delivering clean, gloriously 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 merely 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. Contact WaterFurnace now about the proper way to go about it!