If you’ve made the decision to live an environmentally friendly lifestyle in 2013, one of the first places to start with this transition is your home. While there are a number of possible green home renovations in Atlanta to consider, perhaps one of the more unique solutions is a geothermal heating and cooling system.
Otherwise known as earth-coupled technology, the concept of geothermal heating and cooling utilizes in-ground pipes and a heat exchanger to accentuate the effects of the temperature gradient, therefore providing a superior and environmentally friendly heating and cooling solution for your home. While this type of system can be quite an investment on the front end, it can offer a significant cost savings long-term if you plan on staying in your home for the next 20+ years.
There are several reasons why a geothermal heating and cooling system could be a viable option for your Atlanta home:
- The government is currently offering a 30% tax credit for the cost of a newly installed geothermal system. There is no cap for this tax credit, which will expire at the end of 2016.
- A geothermal heating and cooling system will save a household approximately $1,600 during the first year that the system installed since there will be no need to pay for conventional heating and cooling. Going forward, the average household can expect to save $500 a year from this type of system.
- The average geothermal heating and cooling system can easily offer 20 years of reliable performance, therefore saving homeowners the unnecessary annual maintenance costs of $500 that would be associated with a conventional HVAC system.
Take a look at one of our award-winning projects in which we incorporated a geothermal heating and cooling system.
Renewal Design Build has completed a number of green home renovations in Atlanta and can offer several solutions to make your home more energy efficient. For more information, please contact us at 404-378-6962.