By harnessing the free natural energy that is trapped beneath the earth, geothermal systems provide homeowners with significant savings every month. Considering the fact that the life span of a geothermal system is nearly twice as long as most traditional systems, it’s easy to see how a homeowner’s savings can grow substantially.
How do geothermal systems work? Unlike the outdoor units that are associated with most conventional systems, geothermal systems have loops that are placed beneath the ground, then matched with an indoor system. These underground loops tap into the natural energy of the earth to save homeowners money and support a cleaner environment. The list here contains several compelling reasons why installing a geothermal system could be the best option for your home or business.
- Geothermal systems can help you save up to 70 percent on heating and cooling costs.
- During the summer, geothermal systems deliver free hot water.
- The average life span of a geothermal system is more than 24 years – a stark contrast to traditional systems, which are rated to last between 10 years and 15 years. Geothermal systems also are placed inside, away from the harsh coastal elements that cause outdoor units in our area to quickly deteriorate. Do the math, and you'll find that one geothermal system can typically outlast two conventional systems!
- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regards geothermal systems as one of the most efficient heating and cooling systems available, since they distribute a remarkable five units of energy for every unit of electrical energy. That translates to a 500 percent efficiency rating.
- Geothermal systems do not use fossil fuel or release harmful greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.
- Noiseless operation. Hear that? No? You never will, because geothermal systems are noiseless.
Although the initial cost of a geothermal system is higher than a traditional system, the combined tax credit of up to 65 percent
that is currently available can offset that cost substantially. Knowing that the state tax credit of 35 percent is set to expire at the end of the year, and that the federal tax credit will expire at the end of 2016, the time to capitalize on the benefits provided by a geothermal system is now.
With a variety of financing options, a green footprint, available tax credits, and savings from energy bills, geothermal systems are a great option. If you are interested in switching to a geothermal system, contact O’Brien Service Company for a free in-home estimate. If you have any questions please visit our geothermal site or call the office at (910) 799-6611.
These facts were provided by WaterFurnace. O’Brien Service Company is your local WaterFurnace dealer.
Jimmy Williams has owned and operated O'Brien Service Company for over 30 years. O'Brien Service Company's highly trained and versatile technicians can expertly handle complex repairs, installations, and advise you on the benefits of regular maintenance. O'Brien will work on both residential and commercial systems, and is a certified Trane Specialist. Call today to have your system serviced, or to have a free in-home estimate. You can contact us by calling 910.799.6611, or visit our website at http://www.obrienservice.com.