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 move up to geothermal. Prices won’t likely ever be better. And, if you need assistance with initial expenditures, interest-free loans are generally available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be well-advised to talk now with Gast Heating & Cooling Inc., the Rochester geothermal experts, about what financing options you may have – that is, if you’re really committed to upgrading to a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Gast Heating & Cooling Inc. can also advise you as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer some measure of financial relief. Tax credits may be applicable also. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are unquestionably a step (or two, or three!) up in energy efficiency over ordinary HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the initial cost of a geothermal retrofit. First, a recently installed geothermal system will lower your home’s utility bills considerably. You could see immediate savings of anywhere from 20 to 50 percent on cooling – and 30 to 60 percent on heating! Over time, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’d better believe it, you’re going to own your geothermal system for a very long time.

It’s generally conceded that a traditional furnace, even when correctly maintained, might give you only 15 years of decent service. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and built 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 better for you no matter how you look at it. Among its top selling points 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
  • reduced operating costs – since geothermal systems need so little electricity,
  • an unusually long lifespan – as noted earlier,
  • conspicuously quieter operation than traditional heating and cooling systems – given that most of your geothermal system is buried in the earth, and the parts of it that aren’t don’t undergo the same stresses and strains,
  • lower repair costs – except for an undemanding schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance necessities with a geothermal system since its relatively few parts are merely transferring heat from the ground, not producing it,
  • cleaner and safer operation – unlike combustion appliances, geothermal systems carry no threat of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead producing clean, gloriously breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that rank among the most environmentally friendly of any system available – since, in the winter, a geothermal system is only transferring heat from the ground into your home, and in the summer, it’s removing heat to keep your home cool.

So what are you waiting for? Make this the year you retrofit and refresh your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Talk with Gast Heating & Cooling Inc. now about the right way to go about it!