Time to Retrofit Your Wilmington Home with a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System?

If your Wilmington home’s an older one, or even if it’s relatively new, and you’re dissatisfied with your present HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you retrofit with geothermal. Prices will surely never be as low again. And, if you need aid with the up-front financial outlay, interest-free loans are often available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be well-advised to speak now with O'Brien Service Company, the Wilmington geothermal experts, about what financing options you may have – if, in fact you’re sincere about going with a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. O'Brien Service Company can also clue you in as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer some sort of financial relief. Tax credits may come into play as well. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are unmistakably a step (or two, or three!) up in energy efficiency over conventional HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the up-front cost of a geothermal upgrade. First, a freshly installed geothermal system will lower your home’s utility bills considerably. In no time at all, you could see savings of anywhere from 20 to 50 percent on cooling – and 30 to 60 percent on heating! In time, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’re going to have your geothermal system for a very long time.

Consider that a traditional furnace, even when well maintained, might hold up for 15 years of reliable 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 more beneficial for you from pretty much any perspective. Among its prime attributes are …

  • having an unceasingly – and easily – renewable source of energy, directly from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling facility rolled up in one neat package
  • lower operating costs – since geothermal systems require so little electricity,
  • a remarkably long lifespan – as described previously,
  • appreciably quieter operation than traditional heating and cooling systems – given that the greater part of your geothermal system is buried underground, and the parts of it that aren’t don’t undergo the same stresses and strains,
  • lower repair costs – except for a light schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance demands with a geothermal system since its relatively few parts are simply transferring heat from the ground, not producing it,
  • cleaner and safer operation – unlike combustion appliances, geothermal systems present no threat of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead delivering clean, wonderfully breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that are among the most environmentally friendly of any system on the market – since, in the winter, a geothermal system is merely 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 renew your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Talk to O'Brien Service Company now about the best way to go about it!