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

If your Dexter home’s an older one, or even if it’s relatively new, and you’re displeased with the HVAC system you’ve got, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you advance to geothermal. Prices won’t likely ever be better. And, if you need assistance with up-front costs, interest-free loans are often available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be smart to consult now with Haley Mechanical, the Dexter geothermal experts, about what financing options you may have – that is, if you’re really committed to going with a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Haley Mechanical can also clue you in as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer financial relief of some kind. Tax credits may be available as well. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are clearly a step (or two, or three!) up in energy efficiency over traditional HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the up-front cost of a geothermal retrofit. First, a recently installed geothermal system will significantly lower 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! By and by, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’re going to enjoy your geothermal system for a very long time.

Consider that a traditional furnace, even when well 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 dug into your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … initial cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a wiser choice for you no matter how you look at it. Among its greatest advantages are …

  • having a perpetually – and easily – renewable source of energy, straight from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling facility wrapped up in one neat package
  • reduced operating costs – since geothermal systems require so little electricity,
  • an incredibly long lifespan – as described above,
  • markedly quieter operation than standard heating and cooling systems – seeing that most of your geothermal system is buried in the earth, and the elements of it that aren’t aren’t put through the same stresses and strains,
  • lower repair costs – besides an unobtrusive schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance requirements with a geothermal system since its relatively few parts are merely transferring heat from the ground, not producing it,
  • cleaner and safer operation – unlike combustion appliances, geothermal systems present no threat of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead delivering clean, wonderfully breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that are among the most environmentally friendly of any system available – 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 why hold out? Make this the year you retrofit and renew your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Consult with Haley Mechanical now about the right way to go about it!