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

Regardless of whether your Greater Cincinnati home is old or new, if you’re unhappy with your current 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 up-front costs, interest-free loans are often available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. It’d be to your advantage to speak now with Bill Spade Electric, Heating & Cooling, the Greater Cincinnati geothermal experts, about what financing options you may have – if, in fact you’re sincere about upgrading to a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Bill Spade Electric, Heating & Cooling can also advise you as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer some sort of financial relief. Tax credits may be applicable also. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are clearly an enhancement in energy efficiency over the usual HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the installation cost of a geothermal upgrade. First, a recently installed geothermal system will cut your home’s utility bills considerably. 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! By and by, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’re going to have your geothermal system for a very long time.

Consider that a regular furnace, even when properly maintained, might last something like 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 no matter how you look at it. Among its greatest selling points are …

  • having an endlessly – and easily – renewable source of energy, right from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling facility rolled up in one orderly package
  • lower operating costs – since geothermal systems require so little electricity,
  • a terrifically long lifespan – as mentioned earlier,
  • significantly quieter operation than run-of-the-mill heating and cooling systems – given that most of your geothermal system is buried outside in the yard, and the elements of it that aren’t don’t undergo the same stresses and strains,
  • reduced repair costs – aside from an unobtrusive schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance requirements 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 risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead delivering clean, sublimely 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 are you waiting for? Make this the year you retrofit and enhance your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Talk with Bill Spade Electric, Heating & Cooling now about the right way to go about it!