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

If your Southwest Michigan home’s an older one, or even if it’s relatively new, and you’re unhappy with the HVAC system you’ve got, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you upgrade to geothermal. Prices will surely never be as ideal again. And, if you need aid with the up-front cash outlay, interest-free loans are often available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. It’d be to your advantage to talk now with WaterFurnace Michiana, the Southwest Michigan geothermal specialists, about what financing options you may have – if, in fact you’re really committed to upgrading to a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. WaterFurnace Michiana 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 as well. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are surely an enhancement in energy efficiency over the more customary HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the installation cost of a geothermal enhancement. First, a newly installed geothermal system will cut your home’s utility bills considerably. 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 have your geothermal system for a very long time.

Bear in mind that an ordinary furnace, even when conscientiously maintained, might last around 15 years. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and engineered 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 no matter how you look at it. Among its strongest assets are …

  • having an eternally – and easily – renewable source of energy, right from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling facility wrapped up in one orderly package
  • minimal operating costs – since geothermal systems demand so little electricity,
  • an exceptionally long lifespan – as mentioned previously,
  • significantly quieter operation than traditional heating and cooling systems – since much of your geothermal system is buried outside in the yard, and the components of it that aren’t don’t experience the same stresses and strains,
  • lower repair costs – aside from a light schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance demands with a geothermal system since its relatively few parts are only transferring heat from the ground, not producing it,
  • cleaner and safer operation – unlike combustion appliances, geothermal systems present no threat of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead delivering clean, wonderfully breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that rank among the most environmentally friendly of any system you could find – 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 wait any longer? Make this the year you retrofit and enhance your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Talk to WaterFurnace Michiana now about the best way to go about it!