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

Whether you’re building a new home or improving your present home, the determination to go with either a standard HVAC system or geothermal heating and cooling can be a hard one. It’s seldom the case that Starkville people don’t recognize the positive aspects of geothermal. What’s not to like, after all, about a system that heats and cools your home naturally without fossil fuels and combustion, that has hardly any mechanical parts, that calls for little maintenance, that can keep on working efficiently for 30 to 50 years or more, and that can slash energy bills by as much as 70 percent or more?

No, homeowners’ initial objections to going geothermal often entail 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 Right Alternative.
  5. Fear of Limited Dealer Support and Service.

Let’s study these fears individually.

Fear of High Up-Front Costs. This isn’t totally without merit; geothermal’s up-front costs are high, particularly regarding the installation of ground loops. But given the life of a geothermal system – far longer than the life of other kinds of heating and cooling systems, that’s for certain! – choosing geothermal is an investment in long-term energy efficiency and comfortable living. You’d swap out a new boiler, for example, at least once before you’d need to overhaul or replace any element of a geothermal system. Besides that, with an ordinary system, you’re paying for electricity from the grid or for oil to burn, and those expenditures are skyrocketing constantly. Geothermal energy is renewable energy that saves you money in the short term and increases 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 tells you is that, for every dollar you invest, you’ll save 10 percent each year for as long as you have your system. The savings will kick in as soon as it’s online, too.

Fear That the Technology Is Still “Unproven.” Beyond any doubt, modern geothermal technology has proven itself time and again in a multitude of installations here in Starkville, across the nation, and around the globe since first introduced in the late 1940s. Circumstances such as the ever-growing 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. Obviously, fewer and fewer homeowners are uneasy about choosing a geothermal system. They’re finding geothermal technology much more efficient and trustworthy than standard high-efficiency gas furnaces and whole-house air conditioners.

Fear That Geothermal Heating and Cooling Might Not Be the Right Alternative. Financial considerations are certainly of consequence here. You’ll need to compare renewable-energy technology with that using standard energy sources and assess the final costs and ROI of each. Should your home be situated on enough land area to accommodate the ground loops, geothermal will no doubt emerge as the best alternative – for the reasons mentioned above.

Fear of Sparse Dealer Support and Service. We can put an end to this fear right here and now. Mid South Air Conditioning, Inc. is a trusted Starkville geothermal dealer, installer, and service provider. We’ll work hand in hand with you from the get-go, and we’ll be there to take care of your geothermal system’s every maintenance and service demand for as long as it’s yours.

All you really need fear is missing 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 Mid South Air Conditioning, Inc. today!