As you know, retrofitting your current home with a new geothermal heating and cooling system can be done with minimal alterations, making it an excellent choice for replacing your home’s existing systems. Depending on your home’s current system, your new geothermal system may be able to utilize existing elements, reducing the need to install additional components. While geothermal heating and cooling systems are a great option for almost any home, there are a few specific reasons why replacing your old equipment with a geothermal system is a smart choice.
Longer service life
The average forced air furnace and air conditioner have a service life of only about twelve years. If your home’s current heating and cooling systems are nearing or past this important milestone, it’s time to begin investigating replacement options no matter what type of system you’re considering. A geothermal heating and cooling system can last you longer than two or more furnaces or air conditioners can; indoor components of a geothermal heating and cooling system have a life expectancy of twenty or more years, and outdoor components can last over fifty years.
As they age, the efficiency of a forced air furnace or air conditioning system is reduced year after year, especially when routine maintenance is neglected. Plus, older models weren’t as efficient as newer equipment is to begin with; so if your home’s furnace or air conditioner was new several years ago, its inefficiency is likely leading to higher energy bills for your family. Geothermal heating and cooling systems boast an impressive four to five hundred percent efficiency, drastically reducing your energy bills compared to your home’s former systems. With routine maintenance and care, geothermal heating and cooling systems can maintain this high level of efficiency year after year, benefiting your family longer than forced air furnaces and air conditioners.
If you are ready to replace your forced air heating and cooling equipment with a new geothermal heating and cooling system, contact Smith Sustainable Design for more information about the products and systems we install. Our expert team can provide more details to help you evaluate your current equipment and learn how a new geothermal heating and cooling system will be a wise investment for your family.