With energy costs on a continual increase, many home and business owners are looking closely at geothermal HVAC as a smart alternative to heating and cooling. In recent years, geothermal energy has been increasing in popularity, primarily because of the savings made available to home and business owners.
Here are four ways you can save money with geothermal HVAC:
Maintenance and repair costs are substantially lower with geothermal HVAC. For one, they use fewer parts and moving pieces, meaning there is less room for things to go wrong. When it comes to HVAC, fewer parts mean fewer repairs and maintenance needed. In addition, geothermal systems are installed indoors and underground, so they’re not exposed to the harsh elements that corrode and damage traditional systems.
With geothermal systems, electricity is used to move heat into your home, but not to actually create the heat. Therefore, energy expenses are 25 – 50% lower than those of traditional HVAC systems.
The federal government offers a 30% tax credit on the purchase of qualified systems through 2016. This tax credit can substantially lower the cost of purchasing a geothermal system.
With proper care, you can reach a 20-year lifespan from your system – almost double the lifespan of a normal HVAC system. This reduces the expense of purchasing a replacement traditional system, which generally has a much shorter lifespan.
In addition to lowering your energy costs, let’s not forget about the fact that geothermal HVAC helps reduce your carbon footprint. As more and more people become concerned about protecting the environment, this is clearly both a smart and thoughtful option to provide cost savings, energy savings, and peace of mind.
To learn more about geothermal HVAC and how you can drastically lower your energy costs, contact the experts at Morelli Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.