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

If your Greater Cincinnati home’s an older one, or even if it’s relatively new, and you’re unhappy with your current HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you move up to geothermal. Prices will surely never be as good again. And, if you need assistance with initial expenditures, interest-free loans are generally available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. It’d be to your advantage to talk now with Bill Spade Electric, Heating & Cooling, the Greater Cincinnati geothermal specialists, 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. Bill Spade Electric, Heating & Cooling 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 as well. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are unquestionably an enhancement in energy efficiency over traditional HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the installation cost of a geothermal retrofit. First, a recently installed geothermal system will cut your home’s utility bills considerably. From the start, 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.

Figure that an ordinary furnace, even when well 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 buried in your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … up-front cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is better for you no matter how you look at it. Among its greatest advantages are …

  • having aforever – and easily – renewable source of energy, right from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling [[capability wrapped in one orderly package
  • lower operating costs – since geothermal systems require so little electricity,
  • an unusually long lifespan – as mentioned above,
  • significantly quieter operation than typical heating and cooling systems – since most of your geothermal system is buried outside in the yard, and the components of it that aren’t aren’t put through 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 simply 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 just transferring heat from the ground into your home, and in the summer, it’s removing heat to keep your home cool.

So why hold out? Make this the year you retrofit and upgrade your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Contact Bill Spade Electric, Heating & Cooling now about the best way to go about it!