Five Fears of Geothermal Heating and Cooling Allayed for Dexter Homeowners

It doesn’t matter if you’re constructing a new home or upgrading your present residence, the decisionion to install either a standard HVAC system or geothermal heating and cooling can be a hard one. It’s rarely the case that Dexter homeowners don’t recognize the positive aspects of geothermal. What’s to disparage, 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 operating efficiently for 30 to 50 years or so, and that can lower energy bills by as much as 70 percent or more?

No, homeowners’ initial objections to 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 Is Still “Unproven.”
  4. Fear That Geothermal Heating and Cooling Might Not Be the Best Alternative.
  5. Fear of Sparse Dealer Support and Service.

Let’s assess these fears one by one.

Fear of High Up-Front Costs. This isn’t totally unreasonable; geothermal’s up-front costs are high, particularly when you consider the installation of ground loops. But given the life of a geothermal system – much longer than the life of typical heating and cooling systems, to be certain! – installing geothermal is an investment in long-term energy efficiency and comfortable living. You’d exchange a new boiler, for instance, at least once before you’d find it necessary to repair or replace any element of a geothermal system. Besides that, with an ordinary system, you’re paying for electricity from the grid or for oil to burn, and those costs are shooting upwards continually. Geothermal energy is renewable energy that saves you money in the short term and maximizes 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 tells you is that, for every dollar you invest, you’ll save 10 percent per year for as long as you keep your system. The savings will commence 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 Dexter, across the continent, and around the globe 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 have qualms] about opting for a geothermal system. They’re finding geothermal technology much more efficient and trustworthy than old-fashioned high-efficiency gas furnaces and whole-house air conditioners.

Fear That Geothermal Heating and Cooling May Not Be the Most Advantageous Alternative. Financial considerations do indeed come into play here. You’d be best advised to compare renewable-energy technology with that using traditional energy sources and weigh the comprehensive costs and ROI of each. Should your home be situated on enough land area to accommodate the ground loops, geothermal will undoubtedly prove the most suitable alternative – for the reasons offered above.

Fear of Meager Dealer Support and Service. We can put this fear to rest right here and now. Haley Mechanical is a highly regarded Dexter 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 need for as long as it’s yours.

In the final analysis, the only thing you should really 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 Haley Mechanical today!