Five Fears of Geothermal Heating and Cooling Put to Rest for Columbus, Ohio Homeowners

No matter if you’re raising a new home or updating your current abode, the determination to go with either a conventional HVAC system or geothermal heating and cooling can be a troublesome one. It’s almost never the case that Columbus, Ohio homeowners don’t grasp the advantages 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 only a handful of mechanical parts, that requires little maintenance, that can keep on working efficiently for 30 to 50 years or better, and that can cut energy bills by as much as 70 percent or more?

No, homeowners’ initial objections to going geothermal usually have to do with 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 Is Still “Unproven.”
  4. Fear That Geothermal Heating and Cooling Might Not Be the Right Alternative.
  5. Fear of Insufficient Dealer Support and Service.

Let’s look at these fears individually.

Fear of High Up-Front Costs. This isn’t competely groundless; geothermal’s up-front costs are high, particularly when you consider the installation of ground loops. But given the life of a geothermal system – much longer than the life of other sorts of heating and cooling systems, to be certain! – going with geothermal is an investment in long-term energy efficiency and comfortable living. You’d swap out a new boiler, for instance, at least once before you’d need to fix or replace any element of a geothermal system. Then, too, with an ordinary system, you’re paying for electricity from the grid or for oil to burn, and those costs are spiraling upwards all the time. Geothermal energy is renewable energy that saves you money in the short term and increases 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 says is that, for every dollar you invest, you’ll save 10 percent yearly for as long as you own your system. The savings will start as soon as it’s operational, too.

Fear That the Technology Is As Yet “Unproven.” As it stands, modern geothermal technology has proven itself repeatedly in inumerable installations here in Columbus, Ohio, across the country, and around the globe since first introduced in the late 1940s. Circumstances such as the ever-growing 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. Obviously, fewer and fewer homeowners have qualms] about opting for a geothermal system. They’re finding geothermal technology vastly more efficient and trustworthy than old-fashioned high-efficiency gas furnaces and whole-house air conditioners.

Fear That Geothermal Heating and Cooling May Not Be the Right Alternative. Financial considerations do indeed come into play here. You’ll need to compare renewable-energy technology with that using standard energy sources and assess the total costs and ROI of each. Should your home be situated on enough land area to accommodate the ground loops, geothermal will no doubt present itself as the best alternative – for the reasons mentioned above.

Fear of Scarce Dealer Support and Service. We can quash this fear right here and now. Geo Source One Inc. is a respected Columbus, Ohio geothermal dealer, installer, and service provider. We’ll work personally with you from the beginning, and we’ll be there to cover 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 contentment a geothermal heating and cooling system provides. Contact the geothermal experts at Geo Source One Inc. today!