Time to Update Your East Tennessee Home with a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System?

Regardless of whether your East Tennessee home is old or new, if you’re annoyed with your present HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you retrofit with geothermal. Prices will surely never be as good again. And, if you need aid 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 speak now with Geo Pros of Knoxville, the East Tennessee geothermal specialists, about what financing options you may have – especially if you’re really committed to installing a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Geo Pros of Knoxville can also inform you as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer some kind of financial relief. Tax credits may come into play also. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are surely a step (or two, or three!) up 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 freshly installed geothermal system will significantly cut your home’s utility bills. Without delay, you could see savings of anywhere from 20 to 50 percent on cooling – and 30 to 60 percent on heating! As time goes on, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’ll certainly have your geothermal system for a very long time.

Figure that a regular furnace, even when well maintained, might hold up for 15 years of solid service. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and fabricated to last up to 30 years. And the ground loop beneath 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 strongest virtues are …

  • having an unceasingly – and easily – renewable source of energy, right from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling facility wrapped up in one neat package
  • reduced operating costs – since geothermal systems run on so little electricity,
  • a terrifically long lifespan – as described above,
  • markedly quieter operation than traditional heating and cooling systems – since most of your geothermal system is buried underground, and the portions of it that aren’t aren’t put through the same stresses and strains,
  • lower repair costs – except for a light schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance necessities with a geothermal system since its relatively few parts are only 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, sublimely breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that are among the most environmentally friendly of any system around – since, in the winter, a geothermal system is simply 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 refresh your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Contact Geo Pros of Knoxville now about the proper way to go about it!