How Do I Determine Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My West Branch Home?

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

Anymore, though, most West Branch homeowners know at least something about the advantages of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are mulling one over, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their present system or as the system they install in that new home they’ll soon have under construction.

Thinking about converting to geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are attractive:

  • Swapping your traditional HVAC system for a geothermal one could help you slash your heating and cooling costs by as much as 80 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are extraordinarily energy efficient. That, along with the fact that they have a benignly symbiotic relationship with the environment, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems available today.
  • Considering the options geothermal systems offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you’re in more of a position to ensure that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your West Branch home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed, engineered, built, and installed for generations of dependable use. The fact that they have few parts, require 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 put in whenever you want. The weather and the temperature are no impediment, and no further fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a teeny, tiny bit of your yard need be set aside for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is necessary is unobtrusive; the “curb appeal” of your home should be completely unaffected.
  • As if all this weren’t incentive enough, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming increasingly wallet-friendly – even lacking, as we do at the moment, federal tax credits and rebates. Enhancements in system design and manufacturing processes as well as increased competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
That said, as pleasing as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a hefty investment. Whether or not it’s the most feasible investment for you is determined not only by your budget 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 proceed with replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, consult with the experts at Nicholson Heating & Cooling. We can help you make the most sensible choice – and deliver the finest geothermal heating and cooling solution for your West Branch home.