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

If your Lafayette home’s an older one, or even if it’s relatively new, and you’re annoyed with your current HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you retrofit with geothermal. Prices aren’t likely ever to be better. And, if you need help with the up-front financial outlay, interest-free loans are typically available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be well-advised to speak now with Korschot's Heating and Air, the Lafayette geothermal experts, about what financing options you may have – especially if you’re serious about installing a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Korschot's Heating and Air can also counsel you as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer financial relief of some kind. Tax credits may be available also. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are obviously an upgrade in energy efficiency over conventional HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the up-front 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! In due course, 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.

Note that a regular furnace, even when well maintained, might last, oh, say, 15 years. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and built to last up to 30 years. And the ground loop dug into 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 angle. Among its top assets are …

  • having a perpetually – and easily – renewable source of energy, straight from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling [[capacity bundled in one tidy package
  • lower operating costs – since geothermal systems use so little electricity,
  • an exceptionally long lifespan – as mentioned earlier,
  • conspicuously quieter operation than traditional heating and cooling systems – since most of your geothermal system is buried in the earth, and the components of it that aren’t aren’t subject to the same stresses and strains,
  • lower repair costs – besides a modest schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance needs with a geothermal system since its relatively few parts are just transferring heat from the ground, not producing it,
  • cleaner and safer operation – in contrast to combustion appliances, geothermal systems pose no danger of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead providing clean, marvelously 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 why hold out? Make this the year you retrofit and upgrade your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Contact Korschot's Heating and Air now about the proper way to go about it!