February 6, 2018

Regardless of whether your Idaho Falls home is old or new, if you’re displeased with your current HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you update to 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. It’d be to your advantage to talk now with Conan Heating & Air Conditioning, the Idaho Falls geothermal authority, about what financing options you may have – if, in fact, you’re sincere about installing a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Conan Heating & Air Conditioning can also clue you in as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer financial relief of some kind. Tax credits may come into play too. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are unquestionably an enhancement in energy efficiency over conventional HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the up-front cost of a geothermal enhancement. First, a newly 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! By and by, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’re going to enjoy your geothermal system for a very long time.

Figure that a traditional furnace, even when well maintained, might last, oh, say, 15 years. A geothermal system? Its 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 … initial cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a wiser choice for you from pretty much any angle. Among its chief assets are …

  • Having a forever – and easily – renewable source of energy, directly from the earth,
  • Being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling facility rolled up in one neat package
  • Lower operating costs – since geothermal systems run on so little electricity,
  • An exceptionally long lifespan – as described above,
  • Markedly quieter operation than typical heating and cooling systems – seeing that much of your geothermal system is buried beneath your lawn and the components of it that aren’t don’t have to endure the same stresses and strains,
  • Minor repair costs – besides an undemanding schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance necessities with a geothermal system since its relatively few parts are simply transferring heat from the ground, not producing it,
  • Cleaner and safer operation – unlike combustion appliances, geothermal systems carry no threat of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead of providing clean, marvelously breathable air, and, of course,
  • Heating and cooling capabilities that rank among the most environmentally friendly of any system being sold today – since, in the winter, a geothermal system is only transferring heat from the ground into your home, and in the summer, it’s removing heat to keep your home cool.

So what else could you need? Make this the year you retrofit and enhance your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Talk with Conan Heating & Air Conditioning now about the right way to go about it!

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