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

Regardless of whether your Annapolis home is old or new, if you’re dissatisfied with your present HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you update to geothermal. Prices won’t likely ever be better. And, if you need assistance with initial expenditures, interest-free loans are often available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. It’d be to your advantage to consult now with Continental Services, the Annapolis geothermal specialists, about what financing options you may have – that is, if you’re earnest about going with a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Continental Services 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 also. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are obviously an enhancement in energy efficiency over ordinary HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the initial cost of a geothermal upgrade. First, a freshly installed geothermal system will significantly lower your home’s utility bills. Without delay, you could see savings of anywhere from 20 to 50 percent on cooling – and 30 to 60 percent on heating! In due course, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’re going to have your geothermal system for a very long time.

Figure that a regular furnace, even when properly maintained, might give you only 15 years of solid service. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and fabricated 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 a wiser choice for you from pretty much any angle. Among its top assets are …

  • having aforever – and easily – renewable source of energy, straight from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling [[capacity rolled up in one orderly package
  • lower operating costs – since geothermal systems use so little electricity,
  • an unusually long lifespan – as noted earlier,
  • significantly quieter operation than traditional heating and cooling systems – since most of your geothermal system is buried underground, and the parts of it that aren’t don’t have to endure the same stresses and strains,
  • reduced repair costs – besides a modest 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 danger of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead producing clean, awesomely breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that are among the most environmentally friendly of any system available – 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 hold out? Make this the year you retrofit and renew your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Talk to Continental Services now about the best way to go about it!