Five Fears of Geothermal Heating and Cooling Allayed for Medina Homeowners

It really makes little difference whether you’re building a new home or improving your present abode, the determination to install either a standard HVAC system or geothermal heating and cooling can be a tough one. It’s seldom the case that Medina people don’t understand the benefits of geothermal. What’s not to like, after all, about a technology that heats and cools your home naturally without fossil fuels and combustion, that has hardly any mechanical parts, that requires little maintenance, that can keep on operating efficiently for 30 to 50 years or so, and that can lower energy bills by as much as 70 percent or more?

No, homeowners’ initial qualms about going geothermal almost always have to do with 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 Might Not Be the Proper Alternative.
  5. Fear of Limited Dealer Support and Service.

Let’s review these fears one by one.

Fear of High Up-Front Costs. This isn’t entirely unreasonable; geothermal’s up-front costs are high, especially where the installation of ground loops is concerned. But given the life of a geothermal system – far longer than the life of other kinds of heating and cooling systems, to be sure! – installing 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 find it necessary to repair or replace any part of a geothermal system. Furthermore, with a conventional system, you’re paying for electricity from the grid or for oil to burn, and those expenditures are spiraling upwards all the time. 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 means is that, for each dollar you invest, you’ll save 10 percent a year for as long as you keep your system. The savings will start as soon as it’s online, too.

Fear That the Technology Is As Yet “Unproven.” The truth is, modern geothermal technology has proven itself many times over in various 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 are skittish about going with a geothermal system. They’re discovering that geothermal technology is much 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 do indeed come into play here. You’ll need to compare renewable-energy technology with that using conventional energy sources and weigh 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 emerge as the most suitable alternative – for the reasons given above.

Fear of Meager Dealer Support and Service. We can put this fear to rest right here and now. Sisler Heating & Cooling, Inc. is a highly regarded Medina geothermal dealer, installer, and service provider. We’ll work closely with you from the beginning, and we’ll be there to address your geothermal system’s every maintenance and service requirement for as long as it’s yours.

In the end, the only thing you ought to fear is losing out on all the comfort, efficiency, energy-bill savings, and peace of mind a geothermal heating and cooling system provides. Contact the geothermal experts at Sisler Heating & Cooling, Inc. today!