How Do I Know Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Mitchell 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.

Anymore, though, most Mitchell homeowners have heard at least something about the rewards 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’re constructing.

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

  • Swapping your old-fashioned 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 remarkably energy efficient. That, in conjunction with the fact that they work with the environment, not against it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems you could install.
  • Given the options geothermal systems give you – 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 Mitchell home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are made for generations of trustworthy performance. The fact that they have so 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 installed indoors, out of the weather, helps significantly.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed any time you want. The weather and the temperature are no obstruction, and no added fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a small patch of your yard need be taken up by a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is required is unobtrusive; the “curb appeal” of your home won’t be ruined in the least.
  • Finally, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming ever more affordable – even without the current availability of federal tax credits and rebates. Advances in system design and manufacturing processes as well as greater 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 significant investment. Whether or not it’s the ideal investment for you is dependent not only on 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 decide to replace or retrofit your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, talk with the professionals at Affordable Geothermal LLC. We can help you make the best choice – and provide you with the finest geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Mitchell home.