Five Fears of Geothermal Heating and Cooling Put to Rest for Mitchell Homeowners

No matter if you’re constructing a new home or updating your present home, the choice to equip it with either a conventional HVAC system or geothermal heating and cooling can be a troublesome one. It’s almost never the case that Mitchell homeowners don’t recognize the benefits of geothermal. What’s to dismiss, after all, about a technology that heats and cools your home naturally without fossil fuels and combustion, that has only a handful of mechanical parts, that requires little maintenance, that can keep on performing efficiently for 30 to 50 years or more, and that can slash energy bills by as much as 70 percent or more?

No, homeowners’ initial objections to going geothermal almost always involve 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 May Not Be the Proper Alternative.
  5. Fear of Meager Dealer Support and Service.

Let’s review these fears one by one.

Fear of High Up-Front Costs. This isn’t entirely baseless; geothermal’s up-front costs are high, especially where the installation of ground loops is concerned. But given the life of a geothermal system – much longer than the life of typical heating and cooling systems, that’s for sure! – going with geothermal is an investment in long-term energy efficiency and comfortable living. You’d replace a new boiler, for instance, at least once before you’d need to repair or replace any part of a geothermal system. Beyond that, with an ordinary system, you’re paying for electricity from the grid or for oil to burn, and those costs are rising all the time. Geothermal energy is renewable energy that saves you money in the short term and improves 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 tells you is that, for each dollar you invest, you’ll save 10 percent each year for as long as you have your system. The savings will start as soon as it’s up and running, too.

Fear That the Technology Is Still “Unproven.” The fact is, modern geothermal technology has proven itself many times over in inumerable installations here in Mitchell, across the continent, and around the globe since first introduced in the late 1940s. Influences such as the ever-growing 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. Obviously, ever more dwindling numbers of homeowners are apprehensive about choosing a geothermal system. They’re finding geothermal technology much more efficient and dependable than old-fashioned high-efficiency gas furnaces and whole-house air conditioners.

Fear That Geothermal Heating and Cooling Might Not Be the Proper Alternative. Financial considerations do indeed come into play here. You’d be well advised to compare renewable-energy technology with that using traditional energy sources and weigh the final costs and ROI of each. If your home occupies enough land area to accommodate the ground loops, geothermal will likely present itself as the best alternative – for the reasons given above.

Fear of Limited Dealer Support and Service. We can quell this fear right here and now. Affordable Geothermal LLC is a respected Mitchell geothermal dealer, installer, and service provider. We’ll work closely with you from the get-go, and we’ll be there to take care of your geothermal system’s every maintenance and service demand for as long as it’s yours.

All you really need fear is not being able to enjoy all the comfort, efficiency, energy-bill savings, and serenity a geothermal heating and cooling system provides. Contact the geothermal experts at Affordable Geothermal LLC today!