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

If your Burlington home’s an older one, or even if it’s relatively new, and you’re dissatisfied with the HVAC system you’ve got, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you advance to geothermal. Prices probably won’t ever be better. And, if you need assistance with the up-front financial outlay, interest-free loans are typically available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be smart to consult now with Crabbe Service, the Burlington geothermal specialists, about what financing options you may have – if, in fact you’re sincere about upgrading to a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Crabbe Service can also counsel you as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer some measure of financial relief. Tax credits may come into play as well. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are obviously an upgrade in energy efficiency over conventional HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the up-front cost of a geothermal enhancement. First, a freshly installed geothermal system will cut 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! One day, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’ll certainly enjoy your geothermal system for a very long time.

Figure that a regular furnace, even when well maintained, might hang in there for 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 … initial cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is better for you in every way. Among its chief virtues are …

  • having an unceasingly – and easily – renewable source of energy, straight from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling facility rolled up in one orderly package
  • lower operating costs – since geothermal systems require so little electricity,
  • a terrifically long lifespan – as described previously,
  • appreciably quieter operation than standard heating and cooling systems – since most of your geothermal system is buried outside in the yard, and the components of it that aren’t aren’t subject to the same stresses and strains,
  • reduced repair costs – except for a light schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance demands 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, awesomely 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 simply transferring heat from the ground into your home, and in the summer, it’s removing heat to keep your home cool.

So what are you waiting for? Make this the year you retrofit and revive your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Contact Crabbe Service now about the proper way to go about it!