Time to Update Your Big Rapids Home with a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System?

Old home or new, if you’re unhappy with your current HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you advance to geothermal. Prices won’t likely ever be better. And, if you need assistance with up-front costs, interest-free loans are usually available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. It’d be to your advantage to consult now with Stratz Heating & Cooling, Inc., the Big Rapids geothermal experts, about what financing options you may have – that is, if you’re earnest about upgrading to a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Stratz Heating & Cooling, Inc. 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 clearly a step (or two, or three!) up in energy efficiency over the more customary HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the installation cost of a geothermal upgrade. First, a recently installed geothermal system will significantly lower your home’s utility bills. Without delay, you could see savings of anywhere from 20 to 50 percent on cooling – and 30 to 60 percent on heating! In due course, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’d better believe it, you’re going to enjoy your geothermal system for a very long time.

Bear in mind that an ordinary 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 dug into your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … initial cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is better for you from pretty much any angle. Among its chief attributes are …

  • having an unceasingly – and easily – renewable source of energy, right from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling [[capability wrapped up in one neat package
  • reduced operating costs – since geothermal systems use so little electricity,
  • an unusually long lifespan – as noted above,
  • significantly quieter operation than conventional heating and cooling systems – given that much of your geothermal system is buried in the earth, and the portions of it that aren’t aren’t put through the same stresses and strains,
  • minor repair costs – except for an unobtrusive schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance demands 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 producing clean, wonderfully breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that rank among the most environmentally friendly of any system around – 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 upgrade your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Consult with Stratz Heating & Cooling, Inc. now about the right way to go about it!