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

Regardless of whether your Abilene home is old or new, if you’re unhappy with the HVAC system you’ve got, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you move up to geothermal. Prices aren’t likely ever to be better. And, if you need help 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 consult now with Southwest Air Conditioning, the Abilene geothermal authority, about what financing options you may have – that is, if you’re really committed to upgrading to a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Southwest Air Conditioning can also clue you in as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer some measure 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 more customary HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the installation cost of a geothermal enhancement. First, a freshly installed geothermal system will significantly slash your home’s utility bills. Without delay, you could see 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 own your geothermal system for a very long time.

Figure that a conventional furnace, even when well maintained, might hold up for 15 years of solid service. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and fabricated 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 more beneficial for you from pretty much any perspective. Among its chief selling points are …

  • having a perpetually – and easily – renewable source of energy, directly from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling facility wrapped up in one orderly package
  • reduced operating costs – since geothermal systems require so little electricity,
  • an incredibly long lifespan – as mentioned earlier,
  • appreciably quieter operation than typical heating and cooling systems – since most of your geothermal system is buried outside in the yard, and the portions of it that aren’t don’t have to endure the same stresses and strains,
  • reduced 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 simply transferring heat from the ground, not producing it,
  • cleaner and safer operation – unlike combustion appliances, geothermal systems carry no danger of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead producing clean, marvelously breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that are 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 wait any longer? Make this the year you retrofit and renew your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Contact Southwest Air Conditioning now about the proper way to go about it!