Five Fears of Geothermal Heating and Cooling Laid to Rest for Fort Wayne Homeowners

It doesn’t matter if you’re constructing a new home or enhancing your present residence, the choice to equip it with either a common HVAC system or geothermal heating and cooling can be a hard one. It’s almost never the case that Fort Wayne residents don’t recognize the positive aspects of geothermal. What’s not to be thrilled with, after all, about a system that heats and cools your home naturally without fossil fuels and combustion, that has few mechanical parts, that demands little maintenance, that can keep on operating efficiently for 30 to 50 years or better, and that can reduce energy bills by as much as 70 percent or more?

No, homeowners’ initial trepidations about going geothermal often entail 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 Is Still “Unproven.”
  4. Fear That Geothermal Heating and Cooling Might Not Be the Right Alternative.
  5. Fear of Insufficient Dealer Support and Service.

Let’s look at these fears one at a time.

Fear of High Up-Front Costs. This isn’t entirely groundless; geothermal’s up-front costs are high, particularly when you consider the installation of ground loops. But given the life of a geothermal system – far longer than the life of standard heating and cooling systems, to be sure! – choosing geothermal is an investment in long-term energy efficiency and comfortable living. You’d exchange a new boiler, for example, at least once before you’d need to repair or replace any component of a geothermal system. Besides that, with a traditional system, you’re paying for electricity from the grid or for oil to burn, and those costs are spiraling upwards continually. Geothermal energy is renewable energy that saves you money in the short term and increases 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 says is that, for each and every dollar you invest, you’ll save 10 percent yearly for as long as you own your system. The savings will begin as soon as it’s operational, too.

Fear That the Technology Is As Yet “Unproven.” Beyond any doubt, modern geothermal technology has proven itself over and over again in countless installations here in Fort Wayne, across the continent, and around the globe since first introduced in the late 1940s. Situations such as the rising 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. Clearly, ever more dwindling numbers of homeowners have qualms] about going with a geothermal system. They’re discovering that geothermal technology is much more efficient and trustworthy than standard high-efficiency gas furnaces and whole-house air conditioners.

Fear That Geothermal Heating and Cooling Might Not Be the Right Alternative. Financial considerations do indeed come into play here. You’d be best advised to compare renewable-energy technology with that using standard energy sources and assess the overall costs and ROI of each. Should your home occupy enough land area to accommodate the ground loops, geothermal will undoubtedly prove the best alternative – for the reasons given above.

Fear of Sparse Dealer Support and Service. We can put an end to this fear right here and now. Masters Heating & Cooling, Inc. is a highly regarded Fort Wayne geothermal dealer, installer, and service provider. We’ll work personally with you from the get-go, and we’ll be there to address your geothermal system’s every maintenance and service requirement for as long as it’s yours.

All you really need fear is missing out on all the comfort, efficiency, energy-bill savings, and tranquility a geothermal heating and cooling system provides. Contact the geothermal experts at Masters Heating & Cooling, Inc. today!