Five Fears of Geothermal Heating and Cooling Put to Rest for Lime Springs Homeowners

It matters not if you’re raising a new home or updating your current abode, the choice to equip it with either a common HVAC system or geothermal heating and cooling can be a troublesome one. It’s rarely the case that Lime Springs people don’t understand the positive aspects of geothermal. What’s to dismiss, after all, about a technology that heats and cools your home naturally without fossil fuels and combustion, that has only a handful of mechanical parts, that calls for little maintenance, that can keep on performing efficiently for 30 to 50 years or more, and that can slash energy bills by as much as 70 percent or more?

No, homeowners’ initial objections to going geothermal usually have to do with these five fears:

  1. Fear of High Up-Front Costs.
  2. Fear of “Too Little Too Late” Return on Investment.
  3. Fear That the Technology Remains “Unproven.”
  4. Fear That Geothermal Heating and Cooling May Not Be the Right Alternative.
  5. Fear of Limited Dealer Support and Service.

Let’s study these fears individually.

Fear of High Up-Front Costs. This isn’t entirely baseless; geothermal’s up-front costs are high, especially where the installation of ground loops is concerned. But given the life of a geothermal system – far longer than the life of typical heating and cooling systems, make no mistake! – choosing geothermal is an investment in long-term energy efficiency and comfortable living. You’d swap out a new boiler, for instance, at least once before you’d be obliged to overhaul or replace any part of a geothermal system. In addition, with an ordinary system, you’re paying for electricity from the grid or for oil to burn, and those expenditures are shooting upwards continually. Geothermal energy is renewable energy that saves you money in the short term and elevates the resale value of your home in the long term.

Fear of “Too Little Too Late” Return on Investment. The return on investment in most geothermal systems is at least 10 percent. What this says is that, for each and every dollar you invest, you’ll save 10 percent yearly for as long as you own your system. The savings will commence as soon as it’s up and running, too.

Fear That the Technology Is As Yet “Unproven.” The fact is, modern geothermal technology has proven itself many times over in various installations here in Lime Springs, across the nation, and around the world since first introduced in the late 1940s. Circumstances such as the ever-growing demand for renewable energy and efficient, cost-effective space-conditioning systems have contributed to making the geothermal industry one of the fastest-growing in the 21st century. Clearly, fewer and fewer homeowners have qualms] about opting for a geothermal system. They’re finding geothermal technology much more efficient and trustworthy than traditional high-efficiency gas furnaces and whole-house air conditioners.

Fear That Geothermal Heating and Cooling Might Not Be the Best Alternative. Financial considerations are definitely relevant here. You’ll want to compare renewable-energy technology with that using conventional energy sources and analyze the overall costs and ROI of each. Provided your home occupies enough land area to accommodate the ground loops, geothermal will likely present itself as the most appropriate alternative – for the reasons offered above.

Fear of Insufficient Dealer Support and Service. We can lay this fear to rest right here and now. Johnson Comfort Systems, Inc. is a respected Lime Springs geothermal dealer, installer, and service provider. We’ll work personally with you from the get-go, and we’ll be there to cover your geothermal system’s every maintenance and service requirement for as long as it’s yours.

All you really need fear is missing out on all the comfort, efficiency, energy-bill savings, and tranquility a geothermal heating and cooling system provides. Contact the geothermal experts at Johnson Comfort Systems, Inc. today!