Five Fears of Geothermal Heating and Cooling Laid to Rest for Indianapolis Homeowners

It doesn’t matter if you’re raising a new home or enhancing your present home, the decisionion to go with either a common HVAC system or geothermal heating and cooling can be a difficult one. It’s hardly ever the case that Indianapolis people don’t grasp the benefits of geothermal. What’s to disparage, after all, about a technology that heats and cools your home naturally without fossil fuels and combustion, that has hardly any mechanical parts, that requires little maintenance, that can keep on running efficiently for 30 to 50 years or so, and that can reduce energy bills by as much as 70 percent or more?

No, homeowners’ initial trepidations about going geothermal generally have to do with 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 Remains “Unproven.”
  4. Fear That Geothermal Heating and Cooling May Not Be the Proper Alternative.
  5. Fear of Meager Dealer Support and Service.

Let’s delve into these fears one by one.

Fear of High Up-Front Costs. This isn’t entirely baseless; geothermal’s up-front costs are high, especially where the installation of ground loops is concerned. But given the life of a geothermal system – much longer than the life of typical heating and cooling systems, make no mistake! – installing geothermal is an investment in long-term energy efficiency and comfortable living. You’d swap out a new boiler, for instance, at least once before you’d be obliged to repair or replace any component of a geothermal system. On top of that, with a conventional system, you’re paying for electricity from the grid or for oil to burn, and those prices are skyrocketing all the time. Geothermal energy is renewable energy that saves you money in the short term and improves 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 indicates is that, for each and every dollar you invest, you’ll save 10 percent each year for as long as you have your system. The savings will begin as soon as it’s operational, too.

Fear That the Technology Remains “Unproven.” Beyond any doubt, modern geothermal technology has proven itself repeatedly in inumerable installations here in Indianapolis, across the country, and around the world since first introduced in the late 1940s. Considerations such as the rising 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. Certainly, a smaller and smaller number of homeowners are apprehensive about going with a geothermal system. They’re finding geothermal technology far more efficient and dependable than conventional high-efficiency gas furnaces and whole-house air conditioners.

Fear That Geothermal Heating and Cooling Might Not Be the Proper Alternative. Financial considerations do indeed come into play here. You’d be well advised to compare renewable-energy technology with that using traditional energy sources and analyze the overall costs and ROI of each. If your home occupies enough land area to accommodate the ground loops, geothermal will likely present itself as the best alternative – for the reasons given above.

Fear of Inadequate Dealer Support and Service. We can dispense with this fear right here and now. Bassett Services Inc. is a trusted Indianapolis geothermal dealer, installer, and service provider. We’ll work closely with you from the start, and we’ll be there to address your geothermal system’s every maintenance and service requirement for as long as you have it.

In the end, the only thing you ought to fear is losing 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 Bassett Services Inc. today!