What would you say if I told you that you could replace your old, inefficient, energy-guzzling, breakdown-prone air conditioner with an option that will reduce your energy bills and be more environmentally friendly? If your heating and cooling system fits the afore-mentioned mold, you probably want to hear more.
So, let’s talk about geothermal heating and cooling. Geothermal technology utilizes a resource that is free and constant: the ground temperature beneath the surface. The earth’s temperature at that depth remains nearly constant year-round. Geothermal systems tap into this steady and endless resource with a loop system of piping buried in the ground around your home. An indoor heat pump unit takes air from your home, sends it through the loop system for climate control and then returns it to your home. In the summer, the system turns hot air into cold, then does the opposite in the winter.
If your system is nearing the end of its lifespan, here are five reasons you should consider installing a geothermal heating and cooling system:
Lower Operating Costs
A geothermal heating and cooling system will immediately save you as much as 50-70 percent on utility bills. Due to its efficiency and decreased electrical usage, the upfront costs of geothermal installation can often be recovered in 3-5 years.
Smaller Impact On The Environment
While traditional forced air HVAC systems have been a welcome staple of modern living for decades, there is no doubt they contribute to global warming and ozone layer damage. Geothermal systems do away with much of the harmful emissions because they do not burn electricity.
No Outside Noise
Isn’t it annoying if you are sitting on your patio and your AC unit kicks on? This nuisance is eliminated with the underground geothermal operation.
Generally, geothermal systems heat pumps can last 25 years, while the underground loops can be guaranteed to last 50 years.
Geothermal systems that meet Energy Star requirements are eligible for a 30 percent tax credit on installations through Dec. 31, 2019. This is an incentive too good to pass up as geothermal systems are generally more expensive to install than traditional HVAC systems.
Those are all great incentives to consider and here is the kicker: Masters Heating & Cooling, Inc. is proud to offer Water Furnace geothermal systems. Manufactured by American workers right here in Fort Wayne, WaterFurnace geothermal systems meet all of the tax credit criteria. In addition, if your home already has a geothermal system, please contact us for your repair or maintenance needs. We have six locations to serve our customers: Fort Wayne, Decatur, Angola, Indianapolis, Greenwood, Mishawaka … so, Masters gets there faster! Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.