Five Fears of Geothermal Heating and Cooling Eliminated for Mt. Pleasant Homeowners

Regardless of whether you’re building a new home or updating your present residence, the choice to equip it with either a common HVAC system or geothermal heating and cooling can be a hard one. It’s almost never the case that Mt. Pleasant homeowners don’t understand the benefits of geothermal. What’s not to like, after all, about a system that heats and cools your home naturally without fossil fuels and combustion, that has only a small number of mechanical parts, that needs little maintenance, that can keep on working efficiently for 30 to 50 years or better, and that can slash energy bills by as much as 70 percent or more?

No, homeowners’ initial misgivings about going geothermal almost always involve these five fears:

  1. Fear of High Up-Front Costs.
  2. Fear of “Too Little Too Late” Return on Investment.
  3. Fear That the Technology Remains “Unproven.”
  4. Fear That Geothermal Heating and Cooling May Not Be the Most Advantageous Alternative.
  5. Fear of Meager Dealer Support and Service.

Let’s study these fears individually.

Fear of High Up-Front Costs. This isn’t totally unreasonable; geothermal’s up-front costs are high, especially regarding the installation of ground loops. But given the life of a geothermal system – appreciably longer than the life of typical heating and cooling systems, to be certain! – choosing geothermal is an investment in long-term energy efficiency and comfortable living. You’d swap out a new boiler, for example, at least once before you’d have to fix or replace any part of a geothermal system. In addition, with an ordinary system, you’re paying for electricity from the grid or for oil to burn, and those expenditures are skyrocketing all the time. Geothermal energy is renewable energy that saves you money in the short term and boosts the resale value of your home in the long term.

Fear of “Too Little Too Late” Return on Investment. The return on investment in most geothermal systems is at least 10 percent. What this tells you is that, for every dollar you invest, you’ll save 10 percent each year for as long as you have your system. The savings will kick in as soon as it’s operational, too.

Fear That the Technology Is Still “Unproven.” As it stands, modern geothermal technology has proven itself many times over in numerous installations here in Mt. Pleasant, across the nation, and around the globe since first introduced in the late 1940s. Factors such as the ever-growing demand for renewable energy and efficient, cost-effective space-conditioning systems have contributed to making the geothermal industry one of the fastest-growing in the 21st century. Certainly, shrinking numbers of homeowners have qualms] about going with a geothermal system. They’re see that geothermal technology is vastly more efficient and trustworthy than traditional high-efficiency gas furnaces and whole-house air conditioners.

Fear That Geothermal Heating and Cooling Might Not Be the Right Alternative. Financial considerations are definitely of consequence here. You’ll want to compare renewable-energy technology with that using standard energy sources and analyze the final costs and ROI of each. Should your home be situated on enough land area to accommodate the ground loops, geothermal will undoubtedly present itself as the best alternative – for the reasons given above.

Fear of Meager Dealer Support and Service. We can put this fear to rest right here and now. Moline Heating & Cooling is a trusted Mt. Pleasant geothermal dealer, installer, and service provider. We’ll work closely with you from the beginning, and we’ll be there to address your geothermal system’s every maintenance and service requirement for as long as it’s yours.

In the end, the only thing you ought to fear is not being able to enjoy all the comfort, efficiency, energy-bill savings, and contentment a geothermal heating and cooling system provides. Contact the geothermal experts at Moline Heating & Cooling today!