Time to Update Your Pensacola Home with a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System?

Regardless of whether your Pensacola home is old or new, if you’re displeased with the HVAC system you’ve got, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you retrofit with geothermal. Prices aren’t likely ever to be better. And, if you need help with the up-front financial outlay, interest-free loans are usually available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. It’d be to your advantage to speak now with Energy Systems, the Pensacola geothermal authority, about what financing options you may have – particularly if you’re serious about installing a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Energy Systems can also counsel you as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer some measure of financial relief. Tax credits may come into play as well. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are unquestionably an enhancement in energy efficiency over the usual HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the initial cost of a geothermal upgrade. First, a freshly installed geothermal system will reduce your home’s utility bills significantly. 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.

Figure that a regular furnace, even when well 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 buried in 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 in every way. Among its strongest selling points are …

  • having a consistently – and easily – renewable source of energy, straight from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling facility wrapped up in one tidy package
  • lower operating costs – since geothermal systems need so little electricity,
  • an unusually long lifespan – as mentioned earlier,
  • conspicuously quieter operation than typical heating and cooling systems – since much of your geothermal system is buried beneath your lawn, and the portions of it that aren’t aren’t subject to the same stresses and strains,
  • lower repair costs – other than an undemanding schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance needs 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 danger of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead producing clean, gloriously breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that are among the most environmentally friendly of any system available – since, in the winter, a geothermal system is only transferring heat from the ground into your home, and in the summer, it’s removing heat to keep your home cool.

So what are you waiting for? Make this the year you retrofit and enhance your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Consult with Energy Systems now about the right way to go about it!