Five Fears of Geothermal Heating and Cooling Eliminated for Jasper Homeowners

Whether you’re building a new home or improving your current home, the determination to go with either a typical HVAC system or geothermal heating and cooling can be a tough one. It’s hardly ever the case that Jasper people don’t grasp the benefits of geothermal. What’s not to be thrilled with, after all, about a system that heats and cools your home naturally without fossil fuels and combustion, that has few mechanical parts, that calls for little maintenance, that can keep on working efficiently for 30 to 50 years or better, and that can slash energy bills by as much as 70 percent or more?

No, homeowners’ initial objections to going geothermal almost always involve 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 Proper Alternative.
  5. Fear of Inadequate Dealer Support and Service.

Let’s look at these fears individually.

Fear of High Up-Front Costs. This isn’t competely without basis; geothermal’s up-front costs are high, especially regarding the installation of ground loops. But given the life of a geothermal system – significantly longer than the life of standard heating and cooling systems, to be sure! – choosing geothermal is an investment in long-term energy efficiency and comfortable living. You’d swap out a new boiler, for example, at least once before you’d be obliged to repair or replace any element of a geothermal system. Then, too, with a conventional system, you’re paying for electricity from the grid or for oil to burn, and those costs are shooting 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 every dollar you invest, you’ll save 10 percent each year for as long as you have your system. The savings will start as soon as it’s up and running, too.

Fear That the Technology Remains “Unproven.” As it stands, modern geothermal technology has proven itself repeatedly in inumerable installations here in Jasper, across the nation, and around the globe since first introduced in the late 1940s. Situations such as the rising 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. Certainly, ever more dwindling numbers of homeowners have qualms] about going with a geothermal system. They’re finding geothermal technology far more efficient and trustworthy than run-of-the-mill high-efficiency gas furnaces and whole-house air conditioners.

Fear That Geothermal Heating and Cooling May Not Be the Most Advantageous Alternative. Financial considerations are definitely important here. You’d be well advised to compare renewable-energy technology with that using traditional energy sources and weigh the general costs and ROI of each. Provided your home is situated on enough land area to accommodate the ground loops, geothermal will likely emerge as the best alternative – for the reasons mentioned above.

Fear of Inadequate Dealer Support and Service. We can lay this fear to rest right here and now. Hulsman Refrigeration, Inc. is a respected Jasper geothermal dealer, installer, and service provider. We’ll work personally with you from the start, and we’ll be there to address your geothermal system’s every maintenance and service demand for as long as it’s yours.

All you really need fear is not being able to enjoy all the comfort, efficiency, energy-bill savings, and serenity a geothermal heating and cooling system provides. Contact the geothermal experts at Hulsman Refrigeration, Inc. today!