Time to Upgrade Your Western North Carolina Home with a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System?

Regardless of whether your Western North Carolina home is old or new, if you’re unhappy with your present HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you move up to geothermal. Prices probably won’t ever be better. And, if you need assistance with initial expenditures, interest-free loans are typically available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be smart to consult now with Bullman Heating & Air, the Western North Carolina geothermal authority, about what financing options you may have – particularly if you’re sincere about installing a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Bullman Heating & Air can also clue you in as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer some kind of financial relief. Tax credits may come into play also. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are unmistakably an upgrade in energy efficiency over the usual HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the installation cost of a geothermal enhancement. First, a freshly installed geothermal system will lower your home’s utility bills appreciably. Without delay, you could see savings of anywhere from 20 to 50 percent on cooling – and 30 to 60 percent on heating! In time, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’re going to have your geothermal system for a very long time.

Figure that a typical furnace, even when well maintained, might last, oh, say, 15 years. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and built 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 a wiser choice for you from pretty much any perspective. Among its prime advantages are …

  • having a consistently – and easily – renewable source of energy, right from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling [[capability bundled in one trim package
  • reduced operating costs – since geothermal systems require so little electricity,
  • a remarkably long lifespan – as mentioned above,
  • conspicuously quieter operation than standard heating and cooling systems – since most of your geothermal system is buried outside in the yard, and the portions of it that aren’t aren’t subject to the same stresses and strains,
  • minor repair costs – except for a light schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance needs with a geothermal system since its relatively few parts are merely transferring heat from the ground, not producing it,
  • cleaner and safer operation – unlike combustion appliances, geothermal systems pose no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead producing clean, awesomely breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that rank among the most environmentally friendly of any system being sold today – 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. Contact Bullman Heating & Air now about the proper way to go about it!