Time to Upgrade Your Hattiesburg Home with a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System?

If your Hattiesburg home’s an older one, or even if it’s relatively new, and you’re displeased with your current HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you upgrade to geothermal. Prices will surely never be as ideal again. And, if you need help with the up-front financial outlay, interest-free loans are often available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be well-advised to speak now with American Air Specialists, the Hattiesburg geothermal specialists, about what financing options you may have – particularly if you’re sincere about going with a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. American Air Specialists can also inform you as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer some kind of financial relief. Tax credits may be available also. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are unmistakably 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 enhancement. First, a recently installed geothermal system will significantly reduce 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! As time goes on, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’ll certainly have your geothermal system for a very long time.

It’s generally conceded that an ordinary furnace, even when properly maintained, might hang in there for 15 years of decent service. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and fabricated to last up to 30 years. And the ground loop buried in your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … initial cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is more advantageous for you no matter how you look at it. Among its greatest attributes are …

  • having an unceasingly – and easily – renewable source of energy, straight from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling facility wrapped in one tidy package
  • reduced operating costs – since geothermal systems demand so little electricity,
  • a remarkably long lifespan – as mentioned earlier,
  • markedly quieter operation than run-of-the-mill heating and cooling systems – since the greater part of your geothermal system is buried underground, and the portions of it that aren’t don’t undergo the same stresses and strains,
  • minor repair costs – aside from an undemanding 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 present no risk 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 you could find – since, in the winter, a geothermal system is simply transferring heat from the ground into your home, and in the summer, it’s removing heat to keep your home cool.

So why hold out? Make this the year you retrofit and enhance your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Contact American Air Specialists now about the proper way to go about it!