How Do I Work Out Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Mountain Home 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 a few decades. Of course, that person would undoubtedly miss the irony of your question, since the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

At this point, though, most Mountain Home homeowners understand at least something about the advantages of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are thinking about one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their current system or as the system they install in that new home they’re having built for them.

Considering going 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 amazingly energy efficient. That, in conjunction with the fact that they don’t fight the environment, but work with it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems you could own.
  • Thanks to the options geothermal systems provide – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you’re in a stronger position to ensure that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your Mountain Home home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are built for generations of trusty operation. The fact that they have few 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 sheltered indoors, out of the weather, makes a considerable difference.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no hindrance, and no extra 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 unobtrusive; your home and landscaping will lose none of the “curb appeal” you work hard to sustain.
  • Last, but not least, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming more and more budget-friendly – even lacking, as we do at the moment, 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.
 
That said, as attractive as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a considerable investment. Whether or not it’s the right investment for you depends not only on 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, get hold of the pros at Custom Heating & Cooling Inc.. We can help you make the right choice – and provide you with the optimal geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Mountain Home home.