How Do I Know Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Ebensburg 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 a few decades. 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 this point, though, most Ebensburg homeowners understand 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 current system or as the system they install in that new home they’re constructing.

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

  • Switching out your old-fashioned HVAC system with a geothermal one could help you cut your heating and cooling costs by as much as 80 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are amazingly energy efficient. That, in addition to the fact that they don’t fight the environment, but work with it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems available today.
  • Considering the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, for example – you can better ensure that the system you choose is the most efficient and effective for your Ebensburg home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are made for generations of trustworthy performance. 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 installed indoors, out of the weather, definitely helps.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no obstacle, and no additional fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Almost no yard space is required for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is needed 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 affordable – even without the current availability of federal tax credits and rebates. Enhancements in system design and manufacturing processes as well as greater 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 best 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 experts at Kupetz's Plumbing & Heating. We can help you make the right choice – and provide you with the optimal geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Ebensburg home.