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

If your Western Montana home’s an older one, or even if it’s relatively new, and you’re annoyed with your present HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you advance to geothermal. Prices will surely never be as ideal again. And, if you need aid with initial expenditures, interest-free loans are often available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. It’d be to your advantage to consult now with Ground Source Systems, Inc., the Western Montana geothermal experts, about what financing options you may have – that is, if you’re serious about going with a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Ground Source Systems, 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 be available also. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are unquestionably an upgrade in energy efficiency over the usual HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the installation cost of a geothermal upgrade. First, a freshly installed geothermal system will lower your home’s utility bills appreciably. 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! 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.

Bear in mind that an ordinary furnace, even when correctly maintained, might hold up for 15 years of decent service. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and fabricated 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 more beneficial for you no matter how you look at it. Among its chief advantages are …

  • having an endlessly – and easily – renewable source of energy, right 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 run on so little electricity,
  • an incredibly long lifespan – as described earlier,
  • conspicuously quieter operation than standard heating and cooling systems – given that the greater part of your geothermal system is buried underground, and the portions of it that aren’t aren’t subject to the same stresses and strains,
  • minor repair costs – aside from a modest 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 carry no threat of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead producing clean, awesomely breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that rank among the most environmentally friendly of any system being sold today – 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 the delay? Make this the year you retrofit and enhance your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Talk with Ground Source Systems, Inc. now about the right way to go about it!