How Do I Figure Out Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Central Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopYou might well ask someone who still hasn’t heard about geothermal heating and cooling if they’ve been living underground for, oh, say, the last half century. Of course, that person would more than likely miss the irony of your question, since the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

At present, though, most Central homeowners understand at least something about the advantages of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are looking into one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their existing system or as the system they install in that new home they’ll soon have under construction.

Contemplating switching to geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are seductive:

  • Switching out your old, familiar HVAC system with a geothermal one could help you lower your heating and cooling costs by as much as 80 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are extraordinarily energy efficient. That, coupled with the fact that they have a benignly symbiotic relationship with the environment, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems around.
  • With the options geothermal systems offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you’re in a better position to ensure that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your Central home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed, engineered, built, and installed for generations of faithful service. The fact that they have fewer parts, need less maintenance, have vertical or horizontal loops installed underground or in ponds or wells, and call for the heat-exchange equipment to be located indoors, out of the weather, makes a major difference.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed whenever you want. The weather and the temperature are no hindrance, and no added fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a small patch of your yard need be taken up by a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is necessary is inconspicuous; your home and landscaping won’t be deprived of the “curb appeal” you work diligently to maintain.
  • As if all this weren’t incentive enough, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming ever more budget-friendly – even lacking, as we do at the moment, federal tax credits and rebates. Refinements in system design and manufacturing processes as well as growing competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
Still, as attractive as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a hefty investment. Whether or not it’s the ideal investment for you depends not only on your financial situation but also on such factors as the land space available for the heat-exchange loop and the present ductwork in your home if you’re retrofitting.

Before you decide to replace or retrofit your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, contact the professionals at Fairfield Heating & Cooling. We can help you make the right choice – and provide you with the finest geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Central home.