Five Fears of Geothermal Heating and Cooling Laid to Rest for Manhattan Homeowners

It doesn’t matter if you’re constructing a new home or updating your current residence, the choice to equip it with either a common HVAC system or geothermal heating and cooling can be a hard one. It’s seldom the case that Manhattan people don’t understand the advantages 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 only a small number of mechanical parts, that needs little maintenance, that can keep on operating efficiently for 30 to 50 years or so, and that can slash energy bills by as much as 70 percent or more?

No, homeowners’ initial objections to going geothermal often entail 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 Remains “Unproven.”
  4. Fear That Geothermal Heating and Cooling May Not Be the Right Alternative.
  5. Fear of Meager Dealer Support and Service.

Let’s delve into these fears individually.

Fear of High Up-Front Costs. This isn’t totally without merit; geothermal’s up-front costs are high, particularly where the installation of ground loops is concerned. But given the life of a geothermal system – strikingly longer than the life of other sorts of heating and cooling systems, make no mistake! – 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 fix or replace any part of a geothermal system. On top of that, with a traditional system, you’re paying for electricity from the grid or for oil to burn, and those prices are spiraling upwards continually. Geothermal energy is renewable energy that saves you money in the short term and boosts 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 means is that, for each and every dollar you invest, you’ll save 10 percent each year for as long as you have your system. The savings will begin as soon as it’s online, too.

Fear That the Technology Is As Yet “Unproven.” Beyond any doubt, modern geothermal technology has proven itself repeatedly in various installations here in Manhattan, across the nation, and around the globe since first introduced in the late 1940s. Circumstances such as the ever-growing 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, ever more dwindling numbers of homeowners are nervous about opting for a geothermal system. They’re realizing that geothermal technology is much more efficient and reliable than conventional high-efficiency gas furnaces and whole-house air conditioners.

Fear That Geothermal Heating and Cooling Might Not Be the Proper Alternative. Financial considerations are definitely of consequence here. You’ll have to compare renewable-energy technology with that using standard energy sources and assess the comprehensive costs and ROI of each. Should your home occupy enough land area to accommodate the ground loops, geothermal will no doubt prove the most viable alternative – for the reasons offered above.

Fear of Meager Dealer Support and Service. We can put this fear to rest right here and now. Carlson Heating & AC, LLC is a highly regarded Manhattan geothermal dealer, installer, and service provider. We’ll work hand in hand with you from the start, and we’ll be there to take care of your geothermal system’s every maintenance and service requirement for as long as you have it.

The only thing you really need fear is not being able to enjoy all the comfort, efficiency, energy-bill savings, and contentment a geothermal heating and cooling system provides. Contact the geothermal experts at Carlson Heating & AC, LLC today!