Time to Upgrade Your Portland, OR Home with a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System?

If your Portland, OR home’s an older one, or even if it’s relatively new, and you’re exasperated 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 initial expenditures, interest-free loans are often available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be well-advised to talk now with Total Energy Concepts, the Portland, OR 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. Total Energy Concepts can also clue you in as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer financial relief of some kind. Tax credits may be available also. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are obviously an enhancement in energy efficiency over ordinary HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the initial cost of a geothermal enhancement. First, a newly installed geothermal system will slash your home’s utility bills remarkably. You could see immediate savings of anywhere from 20 to 50 percent on cooling – and 30 to 60 percent on heating! Gradually, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’d better believe it, you’re going to have your geothermal system for a very long time.

It’s generally conceded that a traditional furnace, even when properly maintained, might give you only 15 years of solid service. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and fabricated to last up to 30 years. And the ground loop beneath your yard is good for 50 years at least!

So … preliminary cost considerations aside, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a wiser choice for you in every way. Among its strongest assets are …

  • having a perpetually – and easily – renewable source of energy, directly from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling [[capability rolled up in one neat package
  • lower operating costs – since geothermal systems run on so little electricity,
  • an exceptionally long lifespan – as described earlier,
  • markedly quieter operation than typical heating and cooling systems – since the greater part of your geothermal system is buried underground, and the portions of it that aren’t aren’t put through the same stresses and strains,
  • reduced repair costs – except for a light schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance needs with a geothermal system since its relatively few parts are simply transferring heat from the ground, not producing it,
  • cleaner and safer operation – unlike combustion appliances, geothermal systems pose no danger of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead delivering clean, marvelously breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that are among the most environmentally friendly of any system being sold today – since, in the winter, a geothermal system is only 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 renew your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Consult with Total Energy Concepts now about the right way to go about it!