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

Old home or new, if you’re dissatisfied 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 frequently available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be well-advised to consult now with Kozy Home Heating & Cooling (aka AllTemp Comfort), the Michigan geothermal authority, 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. Kozy Home Heating & Cooling (aka AllTemp Comfort) 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 as well. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are unmistakably a step (or two, or three!) up in energy efficiency over the usual HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the installation cost of a geothermal retrofit. First, a freshly installed geothermal system will significantly lower your home’s utility bills. 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 own your geothermal system for a very long time.

Figure that a regular furnace, even when conscientiously maintained, might hold up for 15 years of reliable service. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and fabricated to last up to 30 years. And the ground loop dug into your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … starting cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is better for you from pretty much any angle. Among its prime attributes are …

  • having aforever – and easily – renewable source of energy, right from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling facility wrapped in one trim package
  • lower operating costs – since geothermal systems run on so little electricity,
  • a terrifically long lifespan – as mentioned previously,
  • significantly quieter operation than typical heating and cooling systems – since most of your geothermal system is buried outside in the yard, and the elements of it that aren’t don’t undergo the same stresses and strains,
  • lower repair costs – except for a light schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance requirements 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 risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead producing clean, sublimely 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 are you waiting for? Make this the year you retrofit and enhance your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Contact Kozy Home Heating & Cooling (aka AllTemp Comfort) now about the proper way to go about it!