How Do I Determine Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Greene County 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 the last 50 years or so. Of course, that person would undoubtedly miss the irony of your question, since the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Nowadays, though, most Greene County homeowners know at least a smidgin about the rewards of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are thinking about one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their existing system or as the system they install in that new home they’re constructing.

Thinking about switching to geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are tempting:

  • Replacing your traditional 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 marvelously energy efficient. That, plus the fact that they work with the environment, not against it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems you could install.
  • With the options geothermal systems offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, for instance – you have a better chance of assuring that the system you pick is the most efficient and effective for your Greene County home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are built for generations of reliable use. 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 situated indoors, out of the weather, helps considerably.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed whenever you want. The weather and the temperature are no handicap, and no further fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a small patch of your yard need be set aside for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is required is discreet; your home and landscaping won’t be deprived of the “curb appeal” you work hard to maintain.
  • Finally, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming increasingly affordable – even without the current availability of federal tax credits and rebates. Advances in system design and manufacturing processes as well as growing competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
Nevertheless, as tempting as all this might be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a major investment. Whether or not it’s the best investment for you is determined not only by your bank account but also on such factors as the land space available for the heat-exchange loop and the current ductwork in your home if you’re retrofitting.

Before you decide to replace or retrofit your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, talk with the professionals at Kool-Temp Heating & Cooling Inc.. We can help you make the most sensible choice – and provide you with the optimal geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Greene County home.