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

Old home or new, if you’re annoyed with the HVAC system you’ve got, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you advance to geothermal. Prices will surely never be as ideal again. And, if you need help with up-front costs, interest-free loans are typically available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. It’d be to your advantage to talk now with Latcham Enterprises, the Grinnell geothermal specialists, about what financing options you may have – especially if you’re serious about installing a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Latcham Enterprises can also clue you in as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer financial relief of some kind. Tax credits may come into play as well. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are obviously a step (or two, or three!) up in energy efficiency over ordinary HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the up-front cost of a geothermal upgrade. First, a freshly installed geothermal system will reduce your home’s utility bills remarkably. 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’d better believe it, you’re going to enjoy your geothermal system for a very long time.

Bear in mind that a typical furnace, even when well maintained, might hang in there for 15 years of decent service. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and fabricated to last up to 30 years. And the ground loop dug into your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … up-front cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a wiser choice for you from pretty much any angle. Among its greatest selling points are …

  • having a constantly – and easily – renewable source of energy, right from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling [[capability wrapped up in one orderly package
  • reduced operating costs – since geothermal systems demand so little electricity,
  • an exceptionally long lifespan – as described above,
  • significantly quieter operation than run-of-the-mill heating and cooling systems – since most of your geothermal system is buried outside in the yard, and the elements of it that aren’t don’t undergo the same stresses and strains,
  • minor repair costs – except for an unobtrusive 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 pose no threat of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead producing clean, gloriously breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that are among the most environmentally friendly of any system available – since, in the winter, a geothermal system is just transferring heat from the ground into your home, and in the summer, it’s removing heat to keep your home cool.

So what’s holding you back? Make this the year you retrofit and upgrade your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Consult with Latcham Enterprises now about the proper way to go about it!