Time to Update Your Northern Colorado 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 good again. And, if you need aid with the up-front financial outlay, interest-free loans are usually available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be smart to speak now with Comfort By Nature, the Northern Colorado geothermal experts, about what financing options you may have – especially if you’re really committed to upgrading to a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Comfort By Nature can also clue you in as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer some kind of financial relief. Tax credits may come into play also. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are unmistakably a step (or two, or three!) up in energy efficiency over the usual HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the installation cost of a geothermal upgrade. First, a recently installed geothermal system will cut your home’s utility bills significantly. From the start, you could see savings of anywhere from 20 to 50 percent on cooling – and 30 to 60 percent on heating! In time, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’re going to own your geothermal system for a very long time.

Bear in mind that a conventional furnace, even when conscientiously maintained, might hang in there for 15 years of reliable service. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and fabricated to last up to 30 years. And the ground loop dug into your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … preliminary cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is better for you from pretty much any angle. Among its top assets are …

  • having aforever – and easily – renewable source of energy, right from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling facility wrapped in one tidy package
  • minimal operating costs – since geothermal systems run on so little electricity,
  • an exceptionally long lifespan – as noted earlier,
  • significantly quieter operation than standard heating and cooling systems – since most of your geothermal system is buried beneath your lawn, and the components of it that aren’t don’t experience the same stresses and strains,
  • minor repair costs – other than an unobtrusive 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 present no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead delivering clean, gloriously breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that are among the most environmentally friendly of any system being sold today – since, in the winter, a geothermal system is just 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 Comfort By Nature now about the right way to go about it!