Five Fears of Geothermal Heating and Cooling Dispelled for Ord Homeowners

No matter if you’re raising a new home or improving your present home, the choice to equip it with either a typical HVAC system or geothermal heating and cooling can be a tough one. It’s rarely the case that Ord people don’t recognize the advantages of geothermal. What’s not to like, after all, about a system that heats and cools your home naturally without fossil fuels and combustion, that has hardly any mechanical parts, that needs little maintenance, that can keep on working efficiently for 30 to 50 years or more, and that can cut energy bills by as much as 70 percent or more?

No, homeowners’ initial qualms about going geothermal almost always involve these five fears:

  1. Fear of High Up-Front Costs.
  2. Fear of “Too Little Too Late” Return on Investment.
  3. Fear That the Technology Is As Yet “Unproven.”
  4. Fear That Geothermal Heating and Cooling Might Not Be the Right Alternative.
  5. Fear of Limited Dealer Support and Service.

Let’s study these fears individually.

Fear of High Up-Front Costs. This isn’t entirely baseless; geothermal’s up-front costs are high, especially where the installation of ground loops is concerned. But given the life of a geothermal system – far longer than the life of other sorts of heating and cooling systems, to be certain! – going with geothermal is an investment in long-term energy efficiency and comfortable living. You’d swap out a new boiler, for example, at least once before you’d have to overhaul or replace any part of a geothermal system. Beyond that, with an ordinary system, you’re paying for electricity from the grid or for oil to burn, and those expenditures are shooting upwards continually. Geothermal energy is renewable energy that saves you money in the short term and boosts the resale value of your home in the long term.

Fear of “Too Little Too Late” Return on Investment. The return on investment in most geothermal systems is at least 10 percent. What this says is that, for each dollar you invest, you’ll save 10 percent each year for as long as you have your system. The savings will kick in as soon as it’s operational, too.

Fear That the Technology Is As Yet “Unproven.” As it stands, modern geothermal technology has proven itself over and over again in countless installations here in Ord, across the nation, and around the world since first introduced in the late 1940s. Situations such as the rising demand for renewable energy and efficient, cost-effective space-conditioning systems have contributed to making the geothermal industry one of the fastest-growing in the 21st century. Obviously, fewer and fewer homeowners have qualms] about going with a geothermal system. They’re finding geothermal technology infinitely more efficient and reliable than old-fashioned high-efficiency gas furnaces and whole-house air conditioners.

Fear That Geothermal Heating and Cooling May Not Be the Most Advantageous Alternative. Financial considerations do indeed come into play here. You’d be well advised to compare renewable-energy technology with that using standard energy sources and assess the final costs and ROI of each. Provided your home is situated on enough land area to accommodate the ground loops, geothermal will no doubt prove the best alternative – for the reasons mentioned above.

Fear of Insufficient Dealer Support and Service. We can lay this fear to rest right here and now. Wadas Inc. is a respected Ord geothermal dealer, installer, and service provider. We’ll work hand in hand with you from the start, and we’ll be there to cover your geothermal system’s every maintenance and service requirement for as long as you have it.

The only thing you really need fear is missing out on all the comfort, efficiency, energy-bill savings, and tranquility a geothermal heating and cooling system provides. Contact the geothermal experts at Wadas Inc. today!