Time to Upgrade Your Central New Jersey Home with a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System?

If your Central New Jersey home’s an older one, or even if it’s relatively new, and you’re unhappy with your present HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you update to geothermal. Prices aren’t likely ever to be better. And, if you need help with up-front costs, interest-free loans are generally available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. It’d be to your advantage to speak now with ABLEnvironmental, the Central New Jersey geothermal authority, about what financing options you may have – if, in fact you’re really committed to upgrading to a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. ABLEnvironmental can also clue you in as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer some sort of financial relief. Tax credits may come into play as well. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are clearly a step (or two, or three!) up in energy efficiency over conventional HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the up-front cost of a geothermal upgrade. First, a recently installed geothermal system will significantly cut your home’s utility bills. Right away, you could see 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 own your geothermal system for a very long time.

Note that a traditional 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 buried in your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … starting cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is more advantageous for you in every way. Among its prime advantages are …

  • having a continuously – and easily – renewable source of energy, directly from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling facility wrapped in one trim package
  • reduced operating costs – since geothermal systems run on so little electricity,
  • a remarkably long lifespan – as described above,
  • conspicuously quieter operation than traditional heating and cooling systems – seeing that the greater part of your geothermal system is buried beneath your lawn, and the elements of it that aren’t aren’t put through the same stresses and strains,
  • reduced repair costs – other than an unobtrusive schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance needs 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, awesomely breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that are among the most environmentally friendly of any system available – 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 to ABLEnvironmental now about the best way to go about it!