Time to Upgrade Your Boone Home with a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System?

If your Boone home’s an older one, or even if it’s relatively new, and you’re dissatisfied with your present HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you update to geothermal. Prices will surely never be as low again. And, if you need aid with up-front costs, interest-free loans are often available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be smart to speak now with Scott Brothers Heating & Air, the Boone geothermal specialists, about what financing options you may have – if, in fact you’re really committed to going with a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Scott Brothers Heating & Air can also counsel 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 conventional HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the up-front cost of a geothermal enhancement. First, a freshly installed geothermal system will significantly slash 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! One day, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’ll certainly own your geothermal system for a very long time.

It’s generally conceded 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 buried in your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … starting cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is more advantageous for you no matter how you look at it. Among its prime attributes 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 wrapped in one tidy package
  • minimal operating costs – since geothermal systems run on so little electricity,
  • a remarkably long lifespan – as noted previously,
  • conspicuously quieter operation than standard heating and cooling systems – since most of your geothermal system is buried outside in the yard, and the parts of it that aren’t don’t experience the same stresses and strains,
  • minor repair costs – except for 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 just transferring heat from the ground, not producing it,
  • cleaner and safer operation – in contrast to combustion appliances, geothermal systems carry no danger of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead delivering clean, marvelously breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that are among the most environmentally friendly of any system around – 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 what else could you need? Make this the year you retrofit and upgrade your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Contact Scott Brothers Heating & Air now about the proper way to go about it!