Time to Retrofit Your Panama City Home with a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System?

If your Panama City home’s an older one, or even if it’s relatively new, and you’re unhappy with your present HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you retrofit with geothermal. Prices probably won’t ever be better. And, if you need assistance with up-front costs, interest-free loans are often available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be wise to talk now with Ridge Heating and Air, the Panama City geothermal specialists, about what financing options you may have – if, in fact you’re really committed to upgrading to a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Ridge Heating and Air can also clue you in as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer some sort of financial relief. Tax credits may be applicable as well. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are obviously a step (or two, or three!) up in energy efficiency over conventional HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the up-front cost of a geothermal upgrade. First, a recently installed geothermal system will cut your home’s utility bills significantly. From the start, you could see 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.

Bear in mind that a traditional furnace, even when rigorously maintained, might last maybe 15 years. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and engineered 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 a wiser choice for you from pretty much any perspective. Among its strongest assets are …

  • having an unceasingly – and easily – renewable source of energy, right 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 need so little electricity,
  • an exceptionally long lifespan – as described previously,
  • markedly quieter operation than conventional heating and cooling systems – since the greater part of your geothermal system is buried in the earth, and the components of it that aren’t aren’t subject to the same stresses and strains,
  • reduced repair costs – besides an undemanding schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance needs 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 danger of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead delivering clean, sublimely 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 only 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 refresh your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Talk to Ridge Heating and Air now about the best way to go about it!