Time to Update Your New Jersey Home with a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System?

Old home 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 probably won’t ever be better. And, if you need assistance with the up-front cash outlay, interest-free loans are generally available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. It’d be to your advantage to talk now with Energy Smarts Mechanical, the New Jersey geothermal specialists, about what financing options you may have – particularly if you’re really committed to installing a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Energy Smarts Mechanical can also clue you in as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer some sort of financial relief. Tax credits may be applicable as well. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are definitely an enhancement in energy efficiency over ordinary HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the installation cost of a geothermal retrofit. First, a newly installed geothermal system will cut your home’s utility bills considerably. You could see immediate savings of anywhere from 20 to 50 percent on cooling – and 30 to 60 percent on heating! Eventually, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’ll certainly enjoy your geothermal system for a very long time.

Figure that a conventional furnace, even when well maintained, might last, oh, say, 15 years. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and engineered to last up to 30 years. And the ground loop buried in your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … initial cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is more advantageous for you in every way. Among its strongest attributes are …

  • having a perpetually – and easily – renewable source of energy, right from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling [[capability rolled up in one orderly package
  • reduced operating costs – since geothermal systems need so little electricity,
  • an unusually long lifespan – as noted previously,
  • significantly quieter operation than run-of-the-mill heating and cooling systems – since much of your geothermal system is buried underground, and the portions of it that aren’t don’t experience the same stresses and strains,
  • lower repair costs – besides 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 pose no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead delivering clean, marvelously breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that rank among the most environmentally friendly of any system currently known – 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’s the delay? Make this the year you retrofit and revive your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Consult with Energy Smarts Mechanical now about the right way to go about it!