Time to Retrofit Your Fort Wayne Home with a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System?

If your Fort Wayne home’s an older one, or even if it’s relatively new, and you’re displeased with the HVAC system you’ve got, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you retrofit with geothermal. Prices won’t likely ever be better. And, if you need assistance with initial expenditures, interest-free loans are generally available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be well-advised to consult now with Masters Heating & Cooling, Inc., the Fort Wayne geothermal authority, about what financing options you may have – particularly if you’re sincere about upgrading to a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Masters Heating & Cooling, Inc. can also advise you as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer some kind of financial relief. Tax credits may be available too. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are clearly 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 recently installed geothermal system will significantly cut your home’s utility bills. 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.

Note that a regular furnace, even when well maintained, might last, oh, say, 15 years. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and built to last up to 30 years. And the ground loop dug into 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 prime advantages are …

  • having an endlessly – and easily – renewable source of energy, directly from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling [[capacity wrapped up in one neat package
  • minimal operating costs – since geothermal systems need so little electricity,
  • an unusually long lifespan – as noted previously,
  • conspicuously quieter operation than standard heating and cooling systems – since the greater part of your geothermal system is buried in the earth, and the portions of it that aren’t don’t have to endure the same stresses and strains,
  • lower repair costs – aside from a modest 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 pose no threat of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead delivering clean, marvelously breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that are among the most environmentally friendly of any system currently known – 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 what’s holding you back? Make this the year you retrofit and revive your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Consult with Masters Heating & Cooling, Inc. now about the right way to go about it!