Time to Retrofit Your Knox County Home with a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System?

Regardless of whether your Knox County home is old or new, if you’re annoyed with the HVAC system you’ve got, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you upgrade to geothermal. Prices aren’t likely ever to be better. And, if you need help with initial expenditures, interest-free loans are frequently available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be wise to speak now with Cosby Heating and Cooling, the Knox County geothermal authority, about what financing options you may have – especially if you’re really committed to going with a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Cosby Heating and Cooling can also inform you as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer financial relief of some kind. Tax credits may be available too. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are surely an upgrade in energy efficiency over the more customary HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the installation cost of a geothermal retrofit. First, a newly installed geothermal system will reduce your home’s utility bills significantly. You could see immediate 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 enjoy your geothermal system for a very long time.

Consider that a typical furnace, even when conscientiously 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 beneath your yard is good for 50 years at least!

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

  • having an eternally – 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
  • reduced operating costs – since geothermal systems demand so little electricity,
  • a terrifically long lifespan – as mentioned above,
  • appreciably quieter operation than conventional heating and cooling systems – given that much of your geothermal system is buried underground, and the parts of it that aren’t aren’t subject to the same stresses and strains,
  • minor repair costs – other than a light 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 danger of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead producing clean, sublimely breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that rank 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 renew your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Talk with Cosby Heating and Cooling now about the right way to go about it!