Five Fears of Geothermal Heating and Cooling Allayed for Port Washington Homeowners

Whether you’re erecting a new home or enhancing your present abode, the choice to equip it with either a common HVAC system or geothermal heating and cooling can be a troublesome one. It’s seldom the case that Port Washington residents don’t see the benefits of geothermal. What’s to disparage, after all, about a technology that heats and cools your home naturally without fossil fuels and combustion, that has hardly any mechanical parts, that calls for little maintenance, that can keep on running efficiently for 30 to 50 years or better, and that can cut energy bills by as much as 70 percent or more?

No, homeowners’ initial objections to going geothermal frequently have to do with 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 Meager Dealer Support and Service.

Let’s review these fears individually.

Fear of High Up-Front Costs. This isn’t entirely baseless; geothermal’s up-front costs are high, especially as they relate to the installation of ground loops. But given the life of a geothermal system – much longer than the life of traditional heating and cooling systems, to be sure! – going with geothermal is an investment in long-term energy efficiency and comfortable living. You’d swap out a new boiler, for example, at least once before you’d have to repair or replace any component of a geothermal system. Besides that, with a conventional system, you’re paying for electricity from the grid or for oil to burn, and those expenditures are mounting all the time. Geothermal energy is renewable energy that saves you money in the short term and increases 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 says is that, for each dollar you invest, you’ll save 10 percent each year for as long as you have your system. The savings will kick in as soon as it’s up and running, too.

Fear That the Technology Is As Yet “Unproven.” The fact is, modern geothermal technology has proven itself repeatedly in a multitude of installations here in Port Washington, across the continent, 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. Obviously, ever more dwindling numbers of homeowners have qualms] about going with a geothermal system. They’re finding geothermal technology vastly more efficient and trustworthy than standard high-efficiency gas furnaces and whole-house air conditioners.

Fear That Geothermal Heating and Cooling Might Not Be the Best Alternative. Financial considerations do indeed come into play here. You’ll have to compare renewable-energy technology with that using standard energy sources and appraise the general costs and ROI of each. If 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 offered above.

Fear of Meager Dealer Support and Service. We can dispense with this fear right here and now. Professional Geothermal Systems is a highly regarded Port Washington geothermal dealer, installer, and service provider. We’ll work hand in hand with you from the beginning, and we’ll be there to cover your geothermal system’s every maintenance and service demand for as long as you have it.

The only thing you really need fear is not being able to enjoy all the comfort, efficiency, energy-bill savings, and contentment a geothermal heating and cooling system provides. Contact the geothermal experts at Professional Geothermal Systems today!