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

Regardless of whether your Rochester home is old or new, if you’re unhappy with your present 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 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 Van Hee Mechanical, the Rochester geothermal specialists, about what financing options you may have – especially if you’re really committed to going with a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Van Hee Mechanical can also counsel you as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer some sort of financial relief. Tax credits may be applicable also. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are surely a step (or two, or three!) up in energy efficiency over conventional HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the up-front cost of a geothermal retrofit. First, a recently installed geothermal system will lower your home’s utility bills considerably. 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 enjoy your geothermal system for a very long time.

Bear in mind that a traditional furnace, even when rigorously maintained, might give you only 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 buried in your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … starting cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is better for you from pretty much any perspective. Among its strongest attributes are …

  • having aforever – and easily – renewable source of energy, right from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling [[capability wrapped in one trim package
  • minimal operating costs – since geothermal systems run on so little electricity,
  • an exceptionally long lifespan – as described previously,
  • markedly quieter operation than conventional heating and cooling systems – given that much of your geothermal system is buried outside in the yard, and the elements of it that aren’t don’t undergo the same stresses and strains,
  • reduced repair costs – other than an undemanding 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 carry no danger of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead providing clean, sublimely 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 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 upgrade your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Contact Van Hee Mechanical now about the proper way to go about it!