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

Regardless of whether your Des Moines home is old or new, if you’re displeased with your current HVAC system, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you retrofit with geothermal. Prices aren’t likely ever to be better. And, if you need help with initial expenditures, interest-free loans are often available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. It’d be to your advantage to consult now with Sherman Co. LLC, the Des Moines geothermal authority, about what financing options you may have – if, in fact you’re sincere about going with a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Sherman Co. LLC can also clue you in as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer some measure of financial relief. Tax credits may be applicable too. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are definitely an enhancement in energy efficiency over the usual HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the installation cost of a geothermal enhancement. First, a newly installed geothermal system will cut your home’s utility bills significantly. In no time at all, you could see savings of anywhere from 20 to 50 percent on cooling – and 30 to 60 percent on heating! One day, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’ll certainly own your geothermal system for a very long time.

Note that an ordinary furnace, even when correctly maintained, might give you only 15 years of reliable 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 … up-front cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is better for you no matter how you look at it. Among its chief advantages are …

  • having a consistently – and easily – renewable source of energy, straight 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 require so little electricity,
  • an exceptionally long lifespan – as noted above,
  • significantly quieter operation than run-of-the-mill heating and cooling systems – given that the greater part of your geothermal system is buried beneath your lawn, and the parts of it that aren’t don’t experience the same stresses and strains,
  • lower repair costs – other than a light 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 threat 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 available – 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. Talk to Sherman Co. LLC now about the best way to go about it!