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

Old home or new, if you’re displeased with your present HVAC system, 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 usually available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. It’d be to your advantage to consult now with ECS Geothermal, Inc, the Kansas City geothermal authority, 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. ECS Geothermal, Inc 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 be available as well. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are obviously an upgrade in energy efficiency over the more customary HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the installation cost of a geothermal retrofit. First, a newly installed geothermal system will significantly slash your home’s utility bills. Right away, 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 have your geothermal system for a very long time.

Consider that a regular furnace, even when correctly 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 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 prime assets are …

  • having an eternally – and easily – renewable source of energy, straight 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 need so little electricity,
  • an unusually long lifespan – as mentioned previously,
  • significantly quieter operation than typical heating and cooling systems – given that the greater part of your geothermal system is buried underground, and the elements of it that aren’t don’t experience the same stresses and strains,
  • lower repair costs – aside from a modest schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance demands 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 present 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 being sold today – 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 are you waiting for? Make this the year you retrofit and revive your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Consult with ECS Geothermal, Inc now about the right way to go about it!