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

Regardless of whether your Defiance home is old or new, if you’re unhappy with your present HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you move up to geothermal. Prices will surely never be as good again. And, if you need aid with the up-front financial outlay, interest-free loans are often available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be well-advised to speak now with Schlatters Plumbing Heating & AC, the Defiance geothermal experts, about what financing options you may have – if, in fact you’re sincere about installing a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Schlatters Plumbing Heating & AC can also clue you in as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer some sort of financial relief. Tax credits may come into play as well. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are unmistakably an enhancement 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 reduce your home’s utility bills appreciably. You could see immediate savings of anywhere from 20 to 50 percent on cooling – and 30 to 60 percent on heating! Over time, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’re going to enjoy your geothermal system for a very long time.

Bear in mind that an ordinary furnace, even when rigorously maintained, might hold up for 15 years of reliable service. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and fabricated to last up to 30 years. And the ground loop beneath 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 from pretty much any angle. Among its chief selling points are …

  • having a constantly – and easily – renewable source of energy, right from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling facility wrapped in one tidy package
  • lower operating costs – since geothermal systems use so little electricity,
  • an exceptionally long lifespan – as noted previously,
  • conspicuously quieter operation than conventional heating and cooling systems – since the greater part of your geothermal system is buried beneath your lawn, and the portions of it that aren’t don’t undergo the same stresses and strains,
  • lower repair costs – besides a modest schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance requirements 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 danger of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead producing clean, wonderfully breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that rank among the most environmentally friendly of any system you could find – 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 what’s the delay? Make this the year you retrofit and revive your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Talk to Schlatters Plumbing Heating & AC now about the best way to go about it!