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

If your Knoxville 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 upgrade to geothermal. Prices will surely never be as low again. And, if you need aid with initial expenditures, interest-free loans are frequently available to homeowners from manufacturers, vendors, and installation contractors. You’d be wise to consult now with Pioneer Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., the Knoxville geothermal experts, about what financing options you may have – if, in fact you’re really committed to upgrading to a geothermal heating and cooling system this year. Pioneer Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. can also clue you in as to whether or not any current state or local homeowner programs might offer some sort of financial relief. Tax credits may be applicable too. After all, geothermal heating and cooling systems are definitely an upgrade in energy efficiency over conventional HVAC systems.

There’s some good news, too, about the up-front cost of a geothermal upgrade. First, a recently installed geothermal system will significantly reduce 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! Gradually, then, your geothermal system will pay for itself. And you’d better believe it, you’re going to own your geothermal system for a very long time.

It’s generally conceded that a regular furnace, even when properly maintained, might last something like 15 years. A geothermal system? It’s mechanics are designed and engineered to last up to 30 years. And the ground loop buried in your yard is good for 50 years at least!

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

  • having aforever – and easily – renewable source of energy, straight from the earth,
  • being an efficient “two-in-one” system – heating and cooling [[capacity wrapped up in one orderly package
  • minimal operating costs – since geothermal systems use so little electricity,
  • an exceptionally long lifespan – as noted previously,
  • appreciably quieter operation than conventional heating and cooling systems – since the greater part of your geothermal system is buried outside in the yard, and the portions of it that aren’t don’t have to endure the same stresses and strains,
  • minor repair costs – aside from an unobtrusive schedule of inspections and changing or cleaning filters, you have fewer maintenance demands 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 carry no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, instead providing clean, gloriously 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 else could you need? Make this the year you retrofit and refresh your home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Talk to Pioneer Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. now about the best way to go about it!