How Do I Figure Out Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Ord 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, oh, say, the last half century. Of course, that person would probably miss the irony of your question, since the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

At this point, though, most Ord homeowners understand at least a bit 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’ll soon have under construction.

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

  • Supplanting your old, familiar HVAC system with 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, plus the fact that they work with the environment, not against it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems around.
  • Thanks to 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 Ord home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are made for generations of faithful service. The fact that they have so 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 sheltered indoors, out of the weather, makes a big difference.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no hindrance, 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 necessary is discreet; your home and landscaping will lose none of the “curb appeal” you strive to sustain.
  • Last, but not least, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming more and more budget-friendly – even in the (one would hope) temporary absence of federal tax credits and rebates. Improvements in system design and manufacturing processes as well as growing competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
Nevertheless, as tempting as all this might 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 financial circumstances 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, consult with the pros at Wadas Inc.. We can help you make the right choice – and provide you with the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Ord home.