Time to Upgrade Your New Jersey Home with a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System?

If your New Jersey home’s an older one, or even if it’s relatively new, and you’re dissatisfied with the HVAC system you’ve got, 2018 could be the year – should be the year – you advance to geothermal. Prices probably won’t ever be better. And, if you need assistance with the up-front financial outlay, interest-free loans are often available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be well-advised to consult now with J. Zanes LLC, the New Jersey geothermal experts, about what financing options you may have – that is, if you’re earnest about installing a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. J. Zanes 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 obviously an upgrade 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 have your geothermal system for a very long time.

Consider that a regular furnace, even when well maintained, might last around 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 more beneficial for you in every way. Among its chief virtues are …

  • having an unceasingly – and easily – renewable source of energy, directly from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling [[capacity rolled up in one orderly package
  • lower operating costs – since geothermal systems need so little electricity,
  • a remarkably long lifespan – as noted earlier,
  • conspicuously quieter operation than run-of-the-mill heating and cooling systems – seeing that most of your geothermal system is buried in the earth, and the components of it that aren’t don’t have to endure the same stresses and strains,
  • minor repair costs – besides a light schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance demands with a geothermal system since its relatively few parts are only transferring heat from the ground, not producing it,
  • cleaner and safer operation – unlike combustion appliances, geothermal systems present no threat of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead providing clean, awesomely breathable air, and, of course,
  • heating and cooling capabilities that rank among the most environmentally friendly of any system currently known – 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 wait any longer? Make this the year you retrofit and refresh your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Consult with J. Zanes LLC now about the right way to go about it!