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

Old home or new, if you’re dissatisfied with your present HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you retrofit with geothermal. Prices will surely never be as good again. And, if you need aid with initial expenditures, interest-free loans are typically available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. It’d be to your advantage to consult now with WaterFurnace , the Denver geothermal authority, about what financing options you may have – if, in fact you’re sincere about going with a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. WaterFurnace can also clue you in as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer financial relief of some kind. Tax credits may be available too. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are definitely a step (or two, or three!) up in energy efficiency over ordinary HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the initial cost of a geothermal retrofit. First, a newly installed geothermal system will significantly lower 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! In due course, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’d better believe it, you’re going to enjoy your geothermal system for a very long time.

Note that a conventional furnace, even when well maintained, might give you only 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 beneath your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … initial cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is better for you in every way. Among its chief advantages are …

  • having a continuously – and easily – renewable source of energy, straight from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling [[capacity bundled in one trim package
  • reduced operating costs – since geothermal systems run on so little electricity,
  • an unusually long lifespan – as mentioned above,
  • conspicuously quieter operation than standard heating and cooling systems – seeing that most of your geothermal system is buried underground, and the elements of it that aren’t don’t experience the same stresses and strains,
  • minor repair costs – aside from a modest schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance necessities 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 present no danger of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead delivering clean, wonderfully breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that rank among the most environmentally friendly of any system on the market – 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 hold out? Make this the year you retrofit and renew your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Contact WaterFurnace now about the proper way to go about it!