How Do I Work Out Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Elizabethtown Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopYou might well ask someone who still doesn’t know about geothermal heating and cooling if they’ve been living underground for the last 50 years or so. Of course, that person would more than likely miss the irony of your question, since the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Nowadays, though, most Elizabethtown 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 existing system or as the system they install in that new home they’re having built for them.

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

  • Replacing 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 conjunction with the fact that they don’t fight the environment, but work with it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems you could own.
  • Given the options geothermal systems provide – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you can better assure that the system you choose is the most efficient and effective for your Elizabethtown home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed, engineered, built, and installed for generations of reliable use. The fact that they have fewer 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 sheltered indoors, out of the weather, helps greatly.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no obstruction, and no additional fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Very little of your yard space is necessary for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is needed is inconspicuous; the “curb appeal” of your home won’t suffer at all.
  • As if all this weren’t incentive enough, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming more and more affordable – even without the current availability of federal tax credits and rebates. Advances in system design and manufacturing processes as well as growing competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
That said, as attractive as all this may be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a not inconsiderable 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 proceed with replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, contact the experts at Dever Enterprises. We can help you make the most sensible choice – and provide you with the finest geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Elizabethtown home.