Time to Update Your Central Virginia Home with a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System?

Old home or new, if you’re exasperated with your present HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you retrofit with geothermal. Prices won’t likely ever be better. And, if you need assistance with the up-front financial outlay, interest-free loans are frequently available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. It’d be to your advantage to talk now with Scott Horseman Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., the Central Virginia geothermal specialists, about what financing options you may have – that is, if you’re sincere about upgrading to a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Scott Horseman Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. 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 also. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are unmistakably an enhancement in energy efficiency over the more customary HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the up-front cost of a geothermal upgrade. First, a newly installed geothermal system will significantly cut your home’s utility bills. In no time at all, you could see savings of anywhere from 20 to 50 percent on cooling – and 30 to 60 percent on heating! One day, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’ll certainly enjoy your geothermal system for a very long time.

It’s generally conceded that a regular furnace, even when well maintained, might hang in there for 15 years of reliable service. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and fabricated to last up to 30 years. And the ground loop dug into your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … preliminary cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is better for you in every way. Among its top assets are …

  • having a perpetually – and easily – renewable source of energy, straight 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 demand so little electricity,
  • a terrifically long lifespan – as described above,
  • conspicuously quieter operation than run-of-the-mill heating and cooling systems – since most of your geothermal system is buried underground, and the elements of it that aren’t aren’t subject to the same stresses and strains,
  • reduced repair costs – except for 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 just 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 delivering 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 wait any longer? Make this the year you retrofit and revive your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Talk with Scott Horseman Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. now about the right way to go about it!