Time to Upgrade Your Tennessee Valley Home with a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System?

Old home or new, if you’re displeased with your current HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you retrofit with geothermal. Prices probably won’t ever be better. And, if you need assistance with up-front costs, interest-free loans are typically available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be smart to consult now with Southern Solar Systems, the Tennessee Valley geothermal specialists, about what financing options you may have – if, in fact you’re sincere about going with a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Southern Solar Systems 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 come into play also. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are surely an upgrade in energy efficiency over ordinary HVAC systems.

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

Note that a regular furnace, even when rigorously 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 beneath your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … preliminary cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is more beneficial for you no matter how you look at it. Among its top attributes are …

  • having a perpetually – and easily – renewable source of energy, straight from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling [[capability bundled in one neat package
  • minimal operating costs – since geothermal systems require so little electricity,
  • a remarkably long lifespan – as mentioned earlier,
  • markedly quieter operation than conventional heating and cooling systems – seeing that much of your geothermal system is buried beneath your lawn, and the components of it that aren’t don’t undergo the same stresses and strains,
  • minor repair costs – besides a modest schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance needs 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 delivering clean, gloriously breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that are among the most environmentally friendly of any system you could find – since, in the winter, a geothermal system is just transferring heat from the ground into your home, and in the summer, it’s removing heat to keep your home cool.

So what’s the delay? Make this the year you retrofit and revive your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Talk to Southern Solar Systems now about the best way to go about it!