Top 5 reasons to choose geothermal
Yesterday, I received four calls from customers inquiring about geothermal heatpump systems. They all were considering the geo option and wanted to understand the entire process and learn all the benefits. These calls always put me in a great mood because they provide me with an opportunity to inform folks about a product that I truly believe in and can improve their lives.
Creating a list of reasons to choose a geo system is not difficult. In fact, it's so easy that you could quickly run out of print space. The following is a list of five that top the charts.
- Money, dinero, moolah — whatever you want to call it — you get to keep more of it in your pocket. There are variables, but most Geo customers see savings of fifty to seventy percent on their monthly heating and cooling costs. The upfront installation cost is also greatly reduced by a 30 percent federal tax credit, co-op rebates and other local programs.
- Geothermal heatpumps are very environmentally friendly. They usually burn no fossil fuels and the U.S. Department of Energy has stated they are the safest for our environment. They produce no greenhouse gasses and leave the smallest CO2 footprint. It is the eco-friendly conditioning choice when compared to other methods.
- There is no outdoor equipment to clutter the exterior presentation of your home. That means you don't have to worry about special landscaping to hide an ugly A/C, no cleaning of yard debris out of coils, and, best of all, no humming, vibrating or clanking noise near your outdoor living spaces.
- The word is diversity. Geo systems are extremely adaptable and are the best option in a variety of scenarios. Commercial, residential, new construction, retro fit, conditioned air, floor radiant heating, hot water heating -- it can do it all.
- We use GeoComfort equipment, and it is truly amazing. They are quiet, offer great air-purification and dehumidify damp air very well. They excel in providing consistent indoor temperatures with no hot or cold spots. Besides advanced comfort, these systems average life spans are twenty to twenty-five years. They are comfortable, dependable and long-lasting.
In short, geothermal heatpump systems offer many advantages. If you are considering replacing an existing system or are building new, please ask a qualified HVAC contractor about this option. A superior contractor will always give you all the information you need to make the best decision for your unique situation.
This expert insight brought to you by Russ Scott, general manager of Scott-Lee Heating Co. and an Enertech Global LLC geothermal dealer.
Russ Scott Russ Scott has worked for more than 16 years at Scott-Lee Heating Co., and is now the general manager of the business his father co-founded. He received business and creative writing degrees from St. Louis University, is on the S.M.A.C.N.A. - St. Louis Board of Directors, is a Contractor Rep on the Local 36 Apprentice Committee and is involved with the local H.B.A. and A.C.C.A. chapters. Russ enjoys sharing his knowledge of all high-efficient HVAC systems, especially geothermal heat pumps.