Geothermal Heating & Cooling Systems
Is Geothermal Right for You?
Every year when winter rolls around, homeowners in St. Louis find themselves thinking about the way their home is heated. Instead of relying on heating that never seems to catch up to your expectations, you should consider geothermal heating and cooling for your space. Instead of making heat or cooling air like a standard HVAC system, you are actually harnessing heat that already comes from the Earth. Before you live through another year of high energy costs in the coolest and hottest months of the year, you want to spend the time getting to know if geothermal is right for you.
The Perks of a Geothermal System
SMART St. Louis is a community of HVAC professionals that are here to give you expert opinions concerning your individual heating or cooling needs. Our professionals regularly recommend converting to geothermal heating and cooling to reduce a home’s heating or home’s cooling loads. Because your new system will always start at a baseline temperature of around 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it will not have to fight to reach a decent baseline like a standard HVAC system. Because geothermal doesn’t fight the outdoors, it also is much quieter than a traditional HVAC.
Geothermal is hands-down the most energy efficient and, therefore, most affordable option on the market. In the long-term you will see savings from the first day of installation. Investing in this value-adding update also comes with the option of a tax credit for 30% off of the entire system. The tax credit is only available until the end of 2016 so tax advantage right away! Once you get this system, it will last for 25 years or more, compared to 15 years or less in a standard system.
Will The System Fit Your Home?
In order to have an effective and complete system, our geothermal heating and cooling contractor in St. Louis will assess the size of your lot and determine if it is large enough. This is often the only restriction that holds people back from making the move to a geothermal energy system. When retrofitting to your existing home, it can tear up your landscaping a little bit for this installation. To see if you are a candidate for this life-changing system, we encourage you to book an appointment with one of the experts on our list of SMART contractors.
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