Time to Upgrade Your Reading Home with a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System?

Regardless of whether your Reading home is old or new, if you’re exasperated with your current HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you update to geothermal. Prices will surely never be as good again. And, if you need aid with up-front costs, interest-free loans are often available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. It’d be to your advantage to consult now with Paul W. Essig Inc., the Reading geothermal authority, about what financing options you may have – especially if you’re really committed to upgrading to a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Paul W. Essig Inc. 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 too. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are clearly an enhancement in energy efficiency over the usual HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the installation cost of a geothermal retrofit. First, a newly installed geothermal system will significantly reduce your home’s utility bills. You could see immediate 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 own your geothermal system for a very long time.

Figure that a regular furnace, even when well maintained, might last maybe 15 years. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and engineered to last up to 30 years. And the ground loop beneath your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … up-front cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is better for you no matter how you look at it. Among its prime selling points are …

  • having an eternally – and easily – renewable source of energy, right from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling [[capacity bundled in one tidy package
  • reduced operating costs – since geothermal systems require so little electricity,
  • an incredibly long lifespan – as described earlier,
  • significantly quieter operation than typical heating and cooling systems – seeing that much of your geothermal system is buried beneath your lawn, and the parts of it that aren’t aren’t subject to the same stresses and strains,
  • reduced repair costs – besides a light schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance needs 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 carry no danger of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead providing clean, awesomely breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that rank among the most environmentally friendly of any system around – 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 revive your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Contact Paul W. Essig Inc. now about the proper way to go about it!