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

Regardless of whether your Topeka home is old or new, if you’re unhappy with the HVAC system you’ve got, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you advance to geothermal. Prices will surely never be as low again. And, if you need aid with initial expenditures, interest-free loans are typically available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be smart to consult now with Ground Source, Inc., the Topeka geothermal experts, about what financing options you may have – that is, if you’re really committed to upgrading to a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Ground Source, Inc. can also inform 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 an enhancement in energy efficiency over ordinary HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the initial cost of a geothermal retrofit. First, a recently installed geothermal system will significantly reduce your home’s utility bills. Right away, you could see savings of anywhere from 20 to 50 percent on cooling – and 30 to 60 percent on heating! In time, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’re going to own your geothermal system for a very long time.

Note that a regular furnace, even when properly maintained, might give you only 15 years of decent 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 perspective. Among its strongest virtues are …

  • having a continuously – and easily – renewable source of energy, right from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling [[capacity wrapped up in one orderly package
  • reduced operating costs – since geothermal systems require so little electricity,
  • an exceptionally long lifespan – as described above,
  • markedly quieter operation than run-of-the-mill heating and cooling systems – since much of your geothermal system is buried in the earth, and the parts of it that aren’t don’t experience the same stresses and strains,
  • reduced repair costs – except for 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 merely transferring heat from the ground, not producing it,
  • cleaner and safer operation – unlike 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 rank among the most environmentally friendly of any system available – 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 what else could you need? Make this the year you retrofit and refresh your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Contact Ground Source, Inc. now about the proper way to go about it!