Five Fears of Geothermal Heating and Cooling Allayed for Maryville Homeowners

It really makes little difference whether you’re constructing a new home or updating your current abode, the choice to install either a standard HVAC system or geothermal heating and cooling can be a troublesome one. It’s hardly ever the case that Maryville people don’t recognize the benefits of geothermal. What’s to dislike, after all, about a system that heats and cools your home naturally without fossil fuels and combustion, that has hardly any mechanical parts, that demands little maintenance, that can keep on operating efficiently for 30 to 50 years or more, and that can slash 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 Remains “Unproven.”
  4. Fear That Geothermal Heating and Cooling May Not Be the Proper Alternative.
  5. Fear of Limited Dealer Support and Service.

Let’s review these fears individually.

Fear of High Up-Front Costs. This isn’t competely without basis; geothermal’s up-front costs are high, particularly where the installation of ground loops is concerned. But given the life of a geothermal system – much longer than the life of other sorts of heating and cooling systems, make no mistake! – installing 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 have to overhaul or replace any component of a geothermal system. Then, too, with a traditional system, you’re paying for electricity from the grid or for oil to burn, and those expenditures are climbing all the time. Geothermal energy is renewable energy that saves you money in the short term and elevates 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 per year for as long as you keep your system. The savings will begin as soon as it’s operational, too.

Fear That the Technology Is As Yet “Unproven.” As it stands, modern geothermal technology has proven itself many times over in a multitude of installations here in Maryville, across the nation, and around the globe since first introduced in the late 1940s. Considerations such as the rising 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. Clearly, ever more dwindling numbers of homeowners have qualms] about installing a geothermal system. They’re see that geothermal technology is far more efficient and reliable 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 general costs and ROI of each. Provided your home is situated on enough land area to accommodate the ground loops, geothermal will no doubt emerge as the most viable alternative – for the reasons given above.

Fear of Sparse Dealer Support and Service. We can dispense with this fear right here and now. A&L Heating and Air, LLC is a trusted Maryville geothermal dealer, installer, and service provider. We’ll work closely 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 you own it.

In the final analysis, the only thing you ought to fear is losing out on all the comfort, efficiency, energy-bill savings, and tranquility a geothermal heating and cooling system provides. Contact the geothermal experts at A&L Heating and Air, LLC today!