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

Old home or new, if you’re annoyed with the HVAC system you’ve got, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you upgrade to geothermal. Prices will surely never be as low again. And, if you need help with up-front costs, interest-free loans are typically available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. It’d be to your advantage to consult now with E & D Company HVAC LLC, the Pittsburgh geothermal specialists, about what financing options you may have – particularly if you’re really committed to installing a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. E & D Company HVAC LLC 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 come into play too. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are definitely an enhancement in energy efficiency over conventional HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the up-front cost of a geothermal upgrade. First, a recently installed geothermal system will slash your home’s utility bills significantly. From the start, you could see savings of anywhere from 20 to 50 percent on cooling – and 30 to 60 percent on heating! One day, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’ll certainly enjoy your geothermal system for a very long time.

It’s generally conceded that an ordinary furnace, even when properly maintained, might last something like 15 years. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and engineered to last up to 30 years. And the ground loop beneath your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … initial cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a wiser choice for you from pretty much any angle. Among its greatest advantages are …

  • having a constantly – and easily – renewable source of energy, right from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling facility wrapped up in one neat package
  • lower operating costs – since geothermal systems demand so little electricity,
  • a terrifically long lifespan – as noted earlier,
  • conspicuously quieter operation than run-of-the-mill heating and cooling systems – since most of your geothermal system is buried in the earth, and the elements of it that aren’t don’t experience the same stresses and strains,
  • minor repair costs – other than 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 present no threat of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead delivering clean, wonderfully breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that rank among the most environmentally friendly of any system on the market – since, in the winter, a geothermal system is merely 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 renew your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Consult with E & D Company HVAC LLC now about the right way to go about it!