Time to Update Your Richmond Home with a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System?

If your Richmond home’s an older one, or even if it’s relatively new, and you’re unhappy with your present 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 financial outlay, interest-free loans are typically available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be well-advised to speak now with DeltaTemp, the Richmond geothermal specialists, about what financing options you may have – that is, if you’re earnest about going with a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. DeltaTemp can also clue you in as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer some sort of financial relief. Tax credits may be applicable as well. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are unmistakably an enhancement in energy efficiency over traditional HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the up-front cost of a geothermal upgrade. First, a freshly 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! Over time, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’re going to enjoy your geothermal system for a very long time.

Note that a regular furnace, even when well maintained, might last something like 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 … starting cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is more advantageous for you in every way. Among its prime assets are …

  • having a perpetually – and easily – renewable source of energy, directly from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling [[capacity wrapped up in one neat package
  • minimal operating costs – since geothermal systems require so little electricity,
  • an incredibly long lifespan – as mentioned earlier,
  • markedly quieter operation than run-of-the-mill heating and cooling systems – given that much of your geothermal system is buried beneath your lawn, and the parts of it that aren’t aren’t put through the same stresses and strains,
  • lower repair costs – other than a modest schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance necessities with a geothermal system since its relatively few parts are just transferring heat from the ground, not producing it,
  • cleaner and safer operation – in contrast to combustion appliances, geothermal systems pose no threat of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead providing clean, gloriously breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that rank among the most environmentally friendly of any system being sold today – 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 why hold out? Make this the year you retrofit and enhance your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Talk to DeltaTemp now about the best way to go about it!