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

Old home or new, if you’re unhappy with your current HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you update to geothermal. Prices aren’t likely ever to be better. And, if you need help with initial expenditures, interest-free loans are often available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be smart to speak now with Getzschman Heating & Air Conditioning, the Omaha geothermal experts, about what financing options you may have – that is, if you’re earnest about installing a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Getzschman Heating & Air Conditioning 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 as well. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are clearly an upgrade in energy efficiency over conventional HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the up-front cost of a geothermal enhancement. First, a newly installed geothermal system will significantly slash 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! By and by, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’re going to enjoy your geothermal system for a very long time.

Consider 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 buried in your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … initial cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is better for you no matter how you look at it. Among its prime assets are …

  • having an unceasingly – and easily – renewable source of energy, directly from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling [[capability bundled in one tidy package
  • reduced operating costs – since geothermal systems require so little electricity,
  • an unusually long lifespan – as described above,
  • appreciably quieter operation than traditional heating and cooling systems – given that the greater part of your geothermal system is buried outside in the yard, and the parts of it that aren’t aren’t subject to the same stresses and strains,
  • lower repair costs – besides a light schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance requirements 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 threat of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead producing clean, wonderfully breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that rank among the most environmentally friendly of any system currently known – since, in the winter, a geothermal system is simply transferring heat from the ground into your home, and in the summer, it’s removing heat to keep your home cool.

So what else could you need? Make this the year you retrofit and enhance your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Talk to Getzschman Heating & Air Conditioning now about the best way to go about it!