Time to Upgrade Your Columbus Home with a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System?

If your Columbus home’s an older one, or even if it’s relatively new, and you’re exasperated with the HVAC system you’ve got, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you upgrade to geothermal. Prices aren’t likely ever to be better. And, if you need help with up-front costs, interest-free loans are often available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. It’d be to your advantage to talk now with Patriot Air Comfort Systems, the Columbus 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. Patriot Air Comfort Systems can also counsel you as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer some sort of financial relief. Tax credits may be applicable also. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are surely an enhancement in energy efficiency over ordinary HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the initial cost of a geothermal retrofit. First, a newly installed geothermal system will cut your home’s utility bills appreciably. In no time at all, you could see savings of anywhere from 20 to 50 percent on cooling – and 30 to 60 percent on heating! As time goes on, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’ll certainly own your geothermal system for a very long time.

Consider that a typical furnace, even when properly maintained, might last around 15 years. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and engineered 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 a wiser choice for you from pretty much any angle. Among its greatest assets are …

  • having a constantly – and easily – renewable source of energy, straight from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling [[capacity rolled up in one orderly package
  • lower operating costs – since geothermal systems require so little electricity,
  • a terrifically long lifespan – as described previously,
  • significantly quieter operation than traditional heating and cooling systems – seeing that most of your geothermal system is buried underground, and the components of it that aren’t don’t experience the same stresses and strains,
  • reduced repair costs – besides an undemanding schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance necessities 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 carry no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead providing clean, gloriously breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that are among the most environmentally friendly of any system you could find – since, in the winter, a geothermal system is simply 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 refresh your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Contact Patriot Air Comfort Systems now about the proper way to go about it!