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

Old home or new, if you’re exasperated with the HVAC system you’ve got, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you move up to geothermal. Prices aren’t likely ever to be better. And, if you need help with up-front costs, interest-free loans are typically available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be wise to speak now with A&L Heating and Air, LLC, the Maryville geothermal specialists, about what financing options you may have – that is, if you’re earnest about installing a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. A&L Heating and Air, LLC 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 unmistakably an upgrade in energy efficiency over traditional HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the up-front cost of a geothermal retrofit. First, a freshly installed geothermal system will lower your home’s utility bills remarkably. From the start, you could see savings of anywhere from 20 to 50 percent on cooling – and 30 to 60 percent on heating! Eventually, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’d better believe it, you’re going to have your geothermal system for a very long time.

Consider that a traditional furnace, even when well maintained, might give you only 15 years of decent service. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and fabricated to last up to 30 years. And the ground loop buried in your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … initial cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is more beneficial for you from pretty much any perspective. Among its greatest virtues are …

  • having a perpetually – 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
  • minimal operating costs – since geothermal systems demand so little electricity,
  • a remarkably long lifespan – as described previously,
  • markedly quieter operation than conventional heating and cooling systems – since most of your geothermal system is buried underground, and the parts of it that aren’t aren’t subject to the same stresses and strains,
  • lower repair costs – aside from 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 pose no danger of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead producing clean, gloriously 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 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 enhance your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Consult with A&L Heating and Air, LLC now about the right way to go about it!