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Geothermal is becoming the system of choice in many parts of the United States as consumers learn more about its aesthetic advantages and long-term value, and as it becomes more widely available.

Geothermal is no longer just for the affluent, a reputation it once held because typical early buyers were owners of upscale homes. They wanted the quiet comfort Geothermal systems provide, and they were more than willing--and could afford--to pay the cost premium associated with early systems.
This is because the extraordinarily low operating costs of Geothermal systems more than make up for any higher installation costs within a few years. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Geothermal systems save homeowners 30-70 percent in heating costs, and 20-50 percent in cooling costs, compared to conventional systems.

 Geothermal systems also save money in other ways. They are highly reliable, require little maintenance, and are built to last for decades. They add considerably to the value of homes.

Today, homeowners in all income brackets can take advantage of the benefits of Geothermal heating and cooling. Initial costs have declined substantially as many more builders and heating and cooling contractors nationwide make Geothermal systems available, and as innovative techniques enable the loops to be installed more quickly (often in one day) and for lower cost.

What’s more, some electric utilities around the nation now have incentive programs and low-interest financing programs which can make Geothermal even more affordable. Many financial institutions also now allow home buyers to qualify for larger mortgages if they purchase a house that utilizes a Geothermal system. The reduction in monthly energy bills more than offsets the slightly higher mortgage payment. With such mortgages, homeowners with Geothermal systems can begin saving money from day one, then go on saving year after year!

Today, the major barrier to wider use of this marvelous technology is the fact that many consumers simply aren’t aware it’s there.

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