Time to Retrofit Your Traverse City Home with a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System?

Regardless of whether your Traverse City home is old or new, if you’re displeased with your present HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you update to geothermal. Prices aren’t likely ever to be better. And, if you need help with initial expenditures, interest-free loans are frequently available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be wise to consult now with D&W Mechanical, the Traverse City geothermal specialists, about what financing options you may have – particularly if you’re really committed to upgrading to a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. D&W Mechanical can also clue you in as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer financial relief of some kind. Tax credits may be available too. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are clearly an upgrade 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 significantly lower your home’s utility bills. You could see immediate 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 have your geothermal system for a very long time.

Note that an ordinary furnace, even when well maintained, might last maybe 15 years. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and engineered to last up to 30 years. And the ground loop buried in your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … up-front cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a wiser choice for you in every way. Among its greatest virtues are …

  • having aforever – 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 orderly package
  • minimal operating costs – since geothermal systems demand so little electricity,
  • a remarkably long lifespan – as mentioned previously,
  • markedly 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 aren’t put through the same stresses and strains,
  • lower repair costs – except for 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 simply transferring heat from the ground, not producing it,
  • cleaner and safer operation – unlike combustion appliances, geothermal systems carry no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead providing clean, gloriously breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that are among the most environmentally friendly of any system around – since, in the winter, a geothermal system is just transferring heat from the ground into your home, and in the summer, it’s removing heat to keep your home cool.

So what’s the delay? Make this the year you retrofit and revive your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Talk to D&W Mechanical now about the best way to go about it!