Re: anyone here into the solar and wind energy craze?
Originally Posted by Jefferson24
It will defiantly reduce power consumption but it may not save you money.
Depends on how long your planning on living there as to weather it is cost effective. The increased cost of the system will take years to balance out and actually start saving you money. I have a fiend who will start building this year. He is 65 and opted to go with conventional gas because he figured he would have to live there 20 years for it to start saving him money. He is a retired plumber and has a lot of service experience with geo and HVAC systems.
Geothermal increases your property value as well though. Also as energy prices increase, and they will, your geothermal system will still be paying you. I have natural gas, and that system is approaching twenty years old. I have been researching my options, financially I am not in a position to just replace it, so I am educating myself for the day I need to replace it. I will probably be going back with natural gas, but if I was building new it would be geothermal.
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