Five Fears of Geothermal Heating and Cooling Eliminated for Green Bay Homeowners

Whether you’re constructing a new home or upgrading your current home, the choice to go with either a common HVAC system or geothermal heating and cooling can be a troublesome one. It’s rarely the case that Green Bay residents don’t recognize the positive aspects of geothermal. What’s to disparage, after all, about a technology that heats and cools your home naturally without fossil fuels and combustion, that has few mechanical parts, that calls for little maintenance, that can keep on running efficiently for 30 to 50 years or so, and that can reduce energy bills by as much as 70 percent or more?

No, homeowners’ initial objections to going geothermal often have to do with 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 As Yet “Unproven.”
  4. Fear That Geothermal Heating and Cooling Might Not Be the Most Advantageous Alternative.
  5. Fear of Limited Dealer Support and Service.

Let’s review these fears individually.

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 other types of heating and cooling systems, to be sure! – going with 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 have to repair or replace any element 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 prices are rising constantly. Geothermal energy is renewable energy that saves you money in the short term and elevates 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 indicates is that, for each and every dollar you invest, you’ll save 10 percent each year for as long as you keep your system. The savings will begin as soon as it’s operational, too.

Fear That the Technology Is As Yet “Unproven.” The truth is, modern geothermal technology has proven itself many times over in inumerable installations here in Green Bay, across the continent, and around the globe since first introduced in the late 1940s. Circumstances such as the increased 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, shrinking numbers of homeowners are nervous about installing a geothermal system. They’re see that geothermal technology is far more efficient and reliable than standard high-efficiency gas furnaces and whole-house air conditioners.

Fear That Geothermal Heating and Cooling Might Not Be the Most Advantageous Alternative. Financial considerations are definitely important here. You’d be best advised to compare renewable-energy technology with that using conventional energy sources and weigh the general costs and ROI of each. Should your home be situated on enough land area to accommodate the ground loops, geothermal will undoubtedly emerge as the best alternative – for the reasons mentioned above.

Fear of Sparse Dealer Support and Service. We can dispense with this fear right here and now. Action Heating & Cooling Services, LLC is a respected Green Bay geothermal dealer, installer, and service provider. We’ll work closely with you from the start, and we’ll be there to cover your geothermal system’s every maintenance and service requirement for as long as you have it.

In the end, the only thing you ought to fear is not being able to enjoy all the comfort, efficiency, energy-bill savings, and serenity a geothermal heating and cooling system provides. Contact the geothermal experts at Action Heating & Cooling Services, LLC today!