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 the last 50 years or so. 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’ll soon have under construction.

Contemplating 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 marvelously energy efficient. That, in addition to 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 offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, for instance – you can better ensure 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 greatly.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no obstruction, and no added 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 required is inconspicuous; the “curb appeal” of your home won’t be ruined in the least.
  • Finally, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming increasingly 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.
 
Still, as agreeable 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 financial circumstances 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 see that you get the optimal geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Mitchell home.