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

Regardless of whether your Scranton home is old or new, if you’re displeased with the HVAC system you’ve got, 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 the up-front financial outlay, interest-free loans are often available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be smart to speak now with Jim Lamberti Contracting Services, LLC, the Scranton geothermal experts, about what financing options you may have – that is, if you’re really committed to upgrading to a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Jim Lamberti Contracting Services, LLC can also clue you in as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer some kind of financial relief. Tax credits may come into play also. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are clearly a step (or two, or three!) up in energy efficiency over the more customary HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the up-front cost of a geothermal retrofit. First, a recently installed geothermal system will slash 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! In due course, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’d better believe it, you’re going to enjoy your geothermal system for a very long time.

Note that a typical furnace, even when rigorously maintained, might last something like 15 years. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and engineered to last up to 30 years. And the ground loop dug into your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … initial cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is better for you no matter how you look at it. Among its strongest attributes are …

  • having a perpetually – and easily – renewable source of energy, straight from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling facility rolled up in one neat package
  • reduced operating costs – since geothermal systems require so little electricity,
  • a remarkably long lifespan – as described above,
  • markedly quieter operation than standard heating and cooling systems – seeing that most of your geothermal system is buried in the earth, and the portions of it that aren’t aren’t subject to the same stresses and strains,
  • lower repair costs – besides a modest schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance demands with a geothermal system since its relatively few parts are just transferring heat from the ground, not producing it,
  • cleaner and safer operation – in contrast to combustion appliances, geothermal systems present no danger of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead producing clean, awesomely breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that rank among the most environmentally friendly of any system you could find – 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 why hold out? Make this the year you retrofit and upgrade your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Talk to Jim Lamberti Contracting Services, LLC now about the best way to go about it!