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

Old home or new, if you’re unhappy with your current HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you update to geothermal. Prices will surely never be as good again. And, if you need aid with initial expenditures, interest-free loans are often available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be well-advised to speak now with Hepler Geothermal Inc., the Williamsport geothermal specialists, about what financing options you may have – particularly if you’re serious about installing a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Hepler Geothermal Inc. can also counsel you as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer financial relief of some kind. Tax credits may be available also. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are obviously a step (or two, or three!) up in energy efficiency over traditional HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the up-front cost of a geothermal retrofit. First, a newly installed geothermal system will slash your home’s utility bills considerably. In no time at all, you could see savings of anywhere from 20 to 50 percent on cooling – and 30 to 60 percent on heating! By and by, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’re going to enjoy your geothermal system for a very long time.

Bear in mind that an ordinary furnace, even when rigorously maintained, might hold up for 15 years of solid service. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and fabricated to last up to 30 years. And the ground loop buried in 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 angle. Among its strongest advantages are …

  • having an eternally – and easily – renewable source of energy, directly from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling facility wrapped in one tidy package
  • reduced operating costs – since geothermal systems demand so little electricity,
  • an incredibly long lifespan – as mentioned earlier,
  • appreciably quieter operation than conventional heating and cooling systems – given that most of your geothermal system is buried underground, and the parts of it that aren’t don’t experience the same stresses and strains,
  • reduced repair costs – other than a modest schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance demands 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 present no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead producing clean, awesomely 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 renew your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Contact Hepler Geothermal Inc. now about the proper way to go about it!