Five Fears of Geothermal Heating and Cooling Allayed for Medina Homeowners

No matter if you’re building a new home or updating your current abode, the choice to install either a standard HVAC system or geothermal heating and cooling can be a troublesome one. It’s hardly ever the case that Medina homeowners don’t understand the advantages of geothermal. What’s to dislike, after all, about a technology that heats and cools your home naturally without fossil fuels and combustion, that has only a small number of mechanical parts, that needs little maintenance, that can keep on functioning efficiently for 30 to 50 years or better, and that can slash energy bills by as much as 70 percent or more?

No, homeowners’ initial reservations about going geothermal often entail 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 Remains “Unproven.”
  4. Fear That Geothermal Heating and Cooling May Not Be the Most Advantageous Alternative.
  5. Fear of Scarce Dealer Support and Service.

Let’s look at these fears one at a time.

Fear of High Up-Front Costs. This isn’t entirely groundless; geothermal’s up-front costs are high, particularly regarding the installation of ground loops. But given the life of a geothermal system – far longer than the life of standard heating and cooling systems, that’s for sure! – going with geothermal is an investment in long-term energy efficiency and comfortable living. You’d exchange a new boiler, for instance, at least once before you’d have to fix or replace any part of a geothermal system. Furthermore, with an ordinary system, you’re paying for electricity from the grid or for oil to burn, and those costs 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 every 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 Remains “Unproven.” The truth is, modern geothermal technology has proven itself time and again in countless installations here in Medina, across the nation, and around the globe 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. Certainly, fewer and fewer homeowners have qualms] about going with a geothermal system. They’re finding geothermal technology considerably more efficient and trustworthy than run-of-the-mill high-efficiency gas furnaces and whole-house air conditioners.

Fear That Geothermal Heating and Cooling May Not Be the Most Advantageous Alternative. Financial considerations are definitely relevant here. You’d be well advised to compare renewable-energy technology with that using standard energy sources and appraise the general costs and ROI of each. Should your home be situated on enough land area to accommodate the ground loops, geothermal will no doubt present itself as the most viable alternative – for the reasons mentioned above.

Fear of Scarce Dealer Support and Service. We can lay this fear to rest right here and now. Sisler Heating & Cooling, Inc. is a trusted Medina geothermal dealer, installer, and service provider. We’ll work personally with you from the get-go, 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 Sisler Heating & Cooling, Inc. today!