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

If your Beatrice 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 advance 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 consult now with Noakes Heating & Air, the Beatrice geothermal authority, about what financing options you may have – that is, if you’re earnest about installing a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Noakes Heating & Air 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 also. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are surely a step (or two, or three!) up in energy efficiency over ordinary HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the initial cost of a geothermal enhancement. First, a freshly installed geothermal system will significantly slash your home’s utility bills. Without delay, you could see savings of anywhere from 20 to 50 percent on cooling – and 30 to 60 percent on heating! In due course, 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.

Figure that a regular furnace, even when correctly maintained, might hold up for 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 dug into your yard is good for 50 years at least!

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

  • having an unceasingly – and easily – renewable source of energy, directly from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling [[capacity wrapped up in one neat package
  • minimal operating costs – since geothermal systems use so little electricity,
  • an exceptionally long lifespan – as noted above,
  • appreciably quieter operation than typical heating and cooling systems – since most of your geothermal system is buried outside in the yard, and the components of it that aren’t don’t have to endure the same stresses and strains,
  • reduced repair costs – besides a modest schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance needs with a geothermal system since its relatively few parts are simply transferring heat from the ground, not producing it,
  • cleaner and safer operation – unlike combustion appliances, geothermal systems pose no danger of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead producing clean, wonderfully breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that are among the most environmentally friendly of any system on the market – 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 what else could you need? Make this the year you retrofit and enhance your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Contact Noakes Heating & Air now about the proper way to go about it!