Time to Retrofit Your Seattle 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 aid with the up-front financial outlay, interest-free loans are often available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. It’d be to your advantage to talk now with Vaughn Mechanical, the Seattle geothermal experts, about what financing options you may have – especially if you’re serious about upgrading to a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Vaughn 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 as well. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are surely 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 slash your home’s utility bills remarkably. You could see immediate 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 enjoy your geothermal system for a very long time.

Bear in mind that a conventional furnace, even when properly 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 … starting cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is better for you no matter how you look at it. Among its strongest advantages are …

  • having a constantly – and easily – renewable source of energy, straight from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling [[capability rolled up in one neat package
  • reduced operating costs – since geothermal systems demand so little electricity,
  • an unusually long lifespan – as noted previously,
  • conspicuously quieter operation than conventional heating and cooling systems – seeing that much of your geothermal system is buried outside in the yard, and the elements of it that aren’t don’t undergo the same stresses and strains,
  • minor repair costs – except for a light 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 are among the most environmentally friendly of any system you could find – since, in the winter, a geothermal system is merely transferring heat from the ground into your home, and in the summer, it’s removing heat to keep your home cool.

So why wait any longer? Make this the year you retrofit and renew your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Talk with Vaughn Mechanical now about the right way to go about it!