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

Regardless of whether your West Chester home is old or new, if you’re displeased with your current HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you update to geothermal. Prices won’t likely ever be better. And, if you need assistance with the up-front cash outlay, interest-free loans are often available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be smart to consult now with Brandywine Valley Heating & Air Conditioning, the West Chester geothermal experts, about what financing options you may have – if, in fact you’re earnest about going with a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Brandywine Valley Heating & Air Conditioning can also clue you in as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer some measure of financial relief. Tax credits may be applicable as well. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are definitely a step (or two, or three!) up in energy efficiency over traditional HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the initial cost of a geothermal upgrade. First, a freshly installed geothermal system will significantly slash your home’s utility bills. Right away, 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.

Figure that a typical furnace, even when well maintained, might last, oh, say, 15 years. 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 … up-front cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is better for you from pretty much any perspective. Among its top assets are …

  • having an unceasingly – and easily – renewable source of energy, directly from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling facility wrapped in one trim package
  • lower operating costs – since geothermal systems need so little electricity,
  • a remarkably long lifespan – as described earlier,
  • appreciably quieter operation than conventional heating and cooling systems – given that much of your geothermal system is buried in the earth, and the components of it that aren’t aren’t put through the same stresses and strains,
  • lower repair costs – besides a light schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance demands with a geothermal system since its relatively few parts are only transferring heat from the ground, not producing it,
  • cleaner and safer operation – unlike combustion appliances, geothermal systems pose 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 around – 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 why wait any longer? Make this the year you retrofit and revive your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Talk with Brandywine Valley Heating & Air Conditioning now about the best way to go about it!