Five Fears of Geothermal Heating and Cooling Allayed for Kearney Homeowners

Regardless of whether you’re constructing a new home or improving your present abode, the decisionion to go with either a common HVAC system or geothermal heating and cooling can be a tough one. It’s almost never the case that Kearney 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 few mechanical parts, that demands little maintenance, that can keep on performing efficiently for 30 to 50 years or better, and that can reduce energy bills by as much as 70 percent or more?

No, homeowners’ initial objections to going geothermal often entail 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 Proper Alternative.
  5. Fear of Sparse Dealer Support and Service.

Let’s look at these fears one by one.

Fear of High Up-Front Costs. This isn’t totally without basis; geothermal’s up-front costs are high, especially as they relate to the installation of ground loops. But given the life of a geothermal system – much longer than the life of traditional heating and cooling systems, that’s for certain! – choosing geothermal is an investment in long-term energy efficiency and comfortable living. You’d exchange a new boiler, for example, at least once before you’d have to repair or replace any part of a geothermal system. Furthermore, with a conventional system, you’re paying for electricity from the grid or for oil to burn, and those expenditures are shooting upwards continually. Geothermal energy is renewable energy that saves you money in the short term and boosts 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 each and every dollar you invest, you’ll save 10 percent yearly for as long as you own your system. The savings will begin as soon as it’s operational, too.

Fear That the Technology Is Still “Unproven.” As it stands, modern geothermal technology has proven itself repeatedly in numerous installations here in Kearney, across the country, and around the globe since first introduced in the late 1940s. Influences 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, a smaller and smaller number of homeowners have qualms] about installing a geothermal system. They’re see that geothermal technology is much more efficient and dependable than standard high-efficiency gas furnaces and whole-house air conditioners.

Fear That Geothermal Heating and Cooling Might Not Be the Best Alternative. Financial considerations do indeed come into play here. You’d be best advised to compare renewable-energy technology with that using standard energy sources and assess the final costs and ROI of each. Should your home occupy enough land area to accommodate the ground loops, geothermal will no doubt present itself as the most viable alternative – for the reasons offered above.

Fear of Meager Dealer Support and Service. We can put an end to this fear right here and now. Axmann Heating & Air Conditioning is a trusted Kearney geothermal dealer, installer, and service provider. We’ll work hand in hand with you from the get-go, and we’ll be there to take care of your geothermal system’s every maintenance and service need for as long as it’s yours.

All you really need fear is missing out on all the comfort, efficiency, energy-bill savings, and peace of mind a geothermal heating and cooling system provides. Contact the geothermal experts at Axmann Heating & Air Conditioning today!