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

Old home or new, if you’re unhappy with your present 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 frequently available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. It’d be to your advantage to consult now with Van's Refrigeration, the Green Bay geothermal experts, about what financing options you may have – that is, if you’re earnest about going with a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Van's Refrigeration 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 definitely an upgrade in energy efficiency over ordinary HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the initial cost of a geothermal upgrade. First, a recently installed geothermal system will slash your home’s utility bills remarkably. 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! In due course, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’d better believe it, you’re going to enjoy your geothermal system for a very long time.

Note that a regular furnace, even when well maintained, might hold up for 15 years of reliable 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 … starting cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is better for you no matter how you look at it. Among its top assets are …

  • having a continuously – and easily – renewable source of energy, straight from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling [[capability wrapped up in one neat package
  • reduced operating costs – since geothermal systems run on so little electricity,
  • a remarkably long lifespan – as described earlier,
  • appreciably quieter operation than run-of-the-mill heating and cooling systems – given that most of your geothermal system is buried underground, and the components of it that aren’t don’t experience the same stresses and strains,
  • minor repair costs – besides an unobtrusive 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 carry no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead delivering clean, awesomely breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that rank among the most environmentally friendly of any system around – since, in the winter, a geothermal system is simply transferring heat from the ground into your home, and in the summer, it’s removing heat to keep your home cool.

So why hold out? Make this the year you retrofit and revive your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Talk to Van's Refrigeration now about the best way to go about it!