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

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there’s anyone out there who still doesn’t know about the rewards of geothermal heating and cooling, you might well ask if they’ve been living underground. Of course, those people would surely miss the irony of your question, considering that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

These days, though, most Columbia homeowners know at least a smidgin about the benefits of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are mulling one over, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their current system or as the system they install in that new home they’ll soon have under construction.

Thinking about going geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are alluring:

  • Trading your conventional 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, in conjunction with the fact that they don’t fight the environment, but work with it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems available today.
  • Given the options geothermal systems offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you’re in more of a position to see to it that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your Columbia home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are built for generations of faithful service. 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 located indoors, out of the weather, makes a big difference.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed whenever you want. The weather and the temperature are no hindrance, and no additional fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a teeny, tiny bit of your yard need be taken up by a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is necessary is inconspicuous; the “curb appeal” of your home should be completely unaffected.
  • 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. Refinements in system design and manufacturing processes as well as growing competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
That said, as pleasing as all this might be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is an important investment. Whether or not it’s the best 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 existing ductwork in your home if you’re retrofitting.

Before you consider replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, consult with the experts at WaterFurnace. We can help you make the most sensible choice – and provide you with the finest geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Columbia home.