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

Old home or new, if you’re dissatisfied with your present HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you upgrade to geothermal. Prices won’t likely ever be better. And, if you need assistance with the up-front financial outlay, interest-free loans are typically available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be well-advised to consult now with Geothermal Concept, the Central Minnesota geothermal experts, about what financing options you may have – if, in fact you’re really committed to installing a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Geothermal Concept 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 come into play as well. 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 enhancement. First, a recently installed geothermal system will slash your home’s utility bills considerably. From the start, you could see savings of anywhere from 20 to 50 percent on cooling – and 30 to 60 percent on heating! Gradually, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’d better believe it, you’re going to enjoy your geothermal system for a very long time.

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

So … up-front cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is more advantageous for you in every way. Among its strongest attributes are …

  • having an endlessly – and easily – renewable source of energy, directly from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling facility rolled up in one neat package
  • minimal operating costs – since geothermal systems use so little electricity,
  • a remarkably long lifespan – as mentioned earlier,
  • significantly quieter operation than conventional heating and cooling systems – given that most of your geothermal system is buried beneath your lawn, and the components of it that aren’t aren’t put through the same stresses and strains,
  • lower repair costs – except for a light schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance needs 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 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 on the market – 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 what else could you need? Make this the year you retrofit and upgrade your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Contact Geothermal Concept now about the proper way to go about it!