When it’s time to replace the current heating system in your Cincinnati home, there will be a number of system options and equipment to choose from. Don’t just assume that you should stick with the same type of system— investing in a geothermal heating system is a choice that will offer great value over the next few decades.
How Much Does Geothermal Cost?
We’re not going to lie — geothermal heating systems do cost more upfront than conventional gas or electric furnaces. Much of the cost difference comes about due to the installation of the ground loop, which is the system component that absorbs thermal energy for use in your home and facilitates heat exchange. Installing a geothermal system requires more of an investment than installing a new furnace, but we feel strongly that the benefits these systems provide offer greater value to homeowners.
What You’ll Gain from Investing in Geothermal
Reduced heating costs. Geothermal heating is highly efficient; these systems use little electric energy and create hardly any waste. Using a geothermal system, household heating will cost less than if you were to use a conventional furnace. With the energy savings alone, most residential geothermal systems pay for themselves in five to seven years.
New, efficient cooling. When you install a geothermal system for heating, you also get a brand new, highly efficient cooling system to use in the summer! Geothermal systems work in reverse to cool your home during the warm months. If your air conditioner is going to require replacement in the near future, going geothermal may be the better investment all-around.
Lower maintenance and repair expenses. Geothermal systems require less maintenance than conventional heating systems. System components are highly durable and many are protected below ground, reducing your need for system repairs.
Environmentally-friendly heating. Geothermal heating systems do not produce emissions, unlike gas-powered furnaces. Their high efficiency and low electricity use makes them the most environmentally-friendly choice for homeowners looking to lower their household’s carbon footprint.
To learn more about the benefits of geothermal heating and to receive a customized quote for your Cincinnati home, contact Nelson Comfort today.