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

If your Port Washington home’s an older one, or even if it’s relatively new, and you’re dissatisfied with the HVAC system you’ve got, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you retrofit with geothermal. Prices will surely never be as ideal again. And, if you need aid with initial expenditures, interest-free loans are typically available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. It’d be to your advantage to speak now with Professional Geothermal Systems, the Port Washington geothermal experts, about what financing options you may have – that is, if you’re sincere about installing a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Professional Geothermal Systems can also inform 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 as well. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are definitely a step (or two, or three!) up in energy efficiency over the more customary HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the installation cost of a geothermal retrofit. First, a newly installed geothermal system will slash your home’s utility bills appreciably. From the start, 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 traditional furnace, even when rigorously maintained, might last, oh, say, 15 years. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and built to last up to 30 years. And the ground loop beneath your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … starting cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a wiser choice for you no matter how you look at it. Among its prime advantages are …

  • having a perpetually – 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 orderly package
  • minimal operating costs – since geothermal systems run on so little electricity,
  • a terrifically long lifespan – as mentioned above,
  • conspicuously quieter operation than standard heating and cooling systems – since much of your geothermal system is buried in the earth, and the parts of it that aren’t aren’t subject to the same stresses and strains,
  • reduced repair costs – aside from a light 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 risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead producing clean, sublimely breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that are among the most environmentally friendly of any system around – 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’s the delay? Make this the year you retrofit and revive your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Talk to Professional Geothermal Systems now about the best way to go about it!