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

Regardless of whether your Charleston home is old or new, if you’re dissatisfied with your present HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you move up to geothermal. Prices will surely never be as ideal again. And, if you need help with up-front costs, interest-free loans are usually available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be smart to consult now with Custom Climate Heating & Air, the Charleston geothermal authority, about what financing options you may have – if, in fact you’re sincere about upgrading to a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Custom Climate Heating & Air can also counsel you as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer some measure of financial relief. Tax credits may be applicable also. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are clearly a step (or two, or three!) up in energy efficiency over ordinary HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the initial cost of a geothermal upgrade. First, a newly installed geothermal system will significantly cut your home’s utility bills. Right away, 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.

Note that an ordinary furnace, even when well 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 buried in your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … preliminary cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is better for you in every way. Among its greatest advantages are …

  • having aforever – and easily – renewable source of energy, right from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling facility wrapped up in one neat package
  • minimal operating costs – since geothermal systems need so little electricity,
  • an exceptionally long lifespan – as described above,
  • significantly quieter operation than standard heating and cooling systems – seeing that most of your geothermal system is buried underground, and the components of it that aren’t don’t have to endure the same stresses and strains,
  • minor repair costs – besides an unobtrusive schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance necessities 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 pose no danger of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead providing clean, awesomely breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that rank among the most environmentally friendly of any system currently known – 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 wait any longer? Make this the year you retrofit and revive your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Talk to Custom Climate Heating & Air now about the best way to go about it!