Time to Update Your Cape Cod Home with a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System?

Regardless of whether your Cape Cod home is old or new, if you’re unhappy with the HVAC system you’ve got, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you move up to geothermal. Prices will surely never be as low again. And, if you need aid 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 Atlantic Well Drilling, the Cape Cod geothermal experts, about what financing options you may have – if, in fact you’re really committed to installing a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Atlantic Well Drilling can also advise you as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer financial relief of some kind. Tax credits may be available as well. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are surely an upgrade in energy efficiency over the more customary HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the installation cost of a geothermal upgrade. First, a newly installed geothermal system will lower your home’s utility bills appreciably. You could see immediate savings of anywhere from 20 to 50 percent on cooling – and 30 to 60 percent on heating! Over time, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’re going to have your geothermal system for a very long time.

Figure that a conventional furnace, even when well maintained, might last, oh, say, 15 years. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and built to last up to 30 years. And the ground loop beneath your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … starting cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is better for you in every way. Among its prime virtues are …

  • having an endlessly – and easily – renewable source of energy, straight from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling facility wrapped in one tidy package
  • minimal operating costs – since geothermal systems need so little electricity,
  • an exceptionally long lifespan – as mentioned previously,
  • markedly quieter operation than run-of-the-mill heating and cooling systems – since the greater part of your geothermal system is buried beneath your lawn, and the portions of it that aren’t aren’t subject to the same stresses and strains,
  • minor repair costs – except for a modest schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance requirements with a geothermal system since its relatively few parts are only transferring heat from the ground, not producing it,
  • cleaner and safer operation – unlike combustion appliances, geothermal systems carry no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead providing clean, wonderfully breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that rank among the most environmentally friendly of any system on the market – since, in the winter, a geothermal system is just transferring heat from the ground into your home, and in the summer, it’s removing heat to keep your home cool.

So what’s holding you back? Make this the year you retrofit and refresh your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Contact Atlantic Well Drilling now about the proper way to go about it!