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

Old home or new, if you’re unhappy with the HVAC system you’ve got, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you retrofit with geothermal. Prices will surely never be as low again. And, if you need assistance with the up-front cash outlay, interest-free loans are usually available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be wise to speak now with ZBF Geothermal, the Long Island geothermal experts, about what financing options you may have – that is, if you’re earnest about upgrading to a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. ZBF Geothermal can also advise you as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer some kind of financial relief. Tax credits may be applicable as well. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are clearly a step (or two, or three!) up in energy efficiency over the more customary HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the installation cost of a geothermal enhancement. First, a recently 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! By and by, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’re going to have your geothermal system for a very long time.

Note that an ordinary furnace, even when correctly 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 beneath 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 no matter how you look at it. Among its top assets are …

  • having a constantly – and easily – renewable source of energy, directly from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling facility wrapped in one tidy package
  • lower operating costs – since geothermal systems use so little electricity,
  • an exceptionally long lifespan – as noted earlier,
  • conspicuously quieter operation than typical heating and cooling systems – since much of your geothermal system is buried outside in the yard, and the parts of it that aren’t aren’t subject to the same stresses and strains,
  • reduced repair costs – except for a light schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance needs 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 present no danger of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead providing clean, wonderfully breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that rank among the most environmentally friendly of any system on the market – 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 upgrade your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Talk to ZBF Geothermal now about the best way to go about it!