Time to Update Your Northern Virginia Home with a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System?

If your Northern Virginia home’s an older one, or even if it’s relatively new, and you’re unhappy with your present HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you update to geothermal. Prices won’t likely ever be better. And, if you need assistance 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 Renewable Energy Solutions, the Northern Virginia geothermal authority, about what financing options you may have – if, in fact you’re serious about going with a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Renewable Energy Solutions can also clue you in as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer some kind of financial relief. Tax credits may be applicable too. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are surely an upgrade in energy efficiency over conventional HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the up-front cost of a geothermal retrofit. First, a newly installed geothermal system will significantly cut 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! By and by, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’re going to have your geothermal system for a very long time.

Note that a regular 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 dug into your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … starting cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a wiser choice for you from pretty much any perspective. Among its greatest 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 orderly package
  • lower operating costs – since geothermal systems need so little electricity,
  • a remarkably long lifespan – as noted above,
  • appreciably quieter operation than conventional heating and cooling systems – given that much of your geothermal system is buried in the earth, and the elements of it that aren’t don’t undergo the same stresses and strains,
  • reduced repair costs – besides 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 merely transferring heat from the ground, not producing it,
  • cleaner and safer operation – unlike combustion appliances, geothermal systems present no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead producing clean, wonderfully 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 why wait any longer? Make this the year you retrofit and revive your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Consult with Renewable Energy Solutions now about the right way to go about it!