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

If your Beckley home’s an older one, or even if it’s relatively new, and you’re annoyed with the HVAC system you’ve got, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you move up to geothermal. Prices will surely never be as ideal again. And, if you need aid with the up-front financial outlay, interest-free loans are generally available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. It’d be to your advantage to speak now with Appalachian Heating, the Beckley geothermal experts, 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. Appalachian Heating can also advise you as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer some kind of financial relief. Tax credits may be applicable too. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are definitely an enhancement in energy efficiency over the more customary HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the initial cost of a geothermal retrofit. 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! As time goes on, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’re going to have your geothermal system for a very long time.

Note that a regular furnace, even when well 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 buried in your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … up-front 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 aforever – 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 neat package
  • lower operating costs – since geothermal systems use so little electricity,
  • an unusually long lifespan – as noted previously,
  • markedly quieter operation than typical heating and cooling systems – since most of your geothermal system is buried in the earth, and the parts of it that aren’t aren’t subject to the same stresses and strains,
  • reduced repair costs – other than a modest schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance requirements with a geothermal system since its relatively few parts are simply transferring heat from the ground, not producing it,
  • cleaner and safer operation – in contrast to combustion appliances, geothermal systems present no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead producing clean, marvelously 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 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 holding you back? Make this the year you retrofit and refresh your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Talk to Appalachian Heating now about the right way to go about it!