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

If your Central Ohio home’s an older one, or even if it’s relatively new, and you’re exasperated with the HVAC system you’ve got, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you update to geothermal. Prices will surely never be as low 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. You’d be well-advised to consult now with Westin Air, the Central Ohio geothermal authority, 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. Westin Air can also advise you 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 too. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are surely 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 recently installed geothermal system will lower your home’s utility bills considerably. You could see immediate 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.

Consider that a typical 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 … starting cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is better for you from pretty much any perspective. Among its top selling points are …

  • having aforever – and easily – renewable source of energy, directly from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling facility wrapped up in one trim package
  • lower operating costs – since geothermal systems need so little electricity,
  • a remarkably long lifespan – as mentioned earlier,
  • markedly quieter operation than run-of-the-mill heating and cooling systems – since the greater part of your geothermal system is buried outside in the yard, and the portions of it that aren’t don’t experience the same stresses and strains,
  • reduced repair costs – aside from a modest schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance necessities 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 providing clean, awesomely breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that rank among the most environmentally friendly of any system currently known – 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 why hold out? Make this the year you retrofit and enhance your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Contact Westin Air now about the proper way to go about it!