How Do I Determine Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Southern Ohio Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there’s anyone out there who still doesn’t know about the perks of geothermal heating and cooling, you might well ask if they’ve been living underground. Of course, such people would surely miss the irony of your question, since the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

At this point, though, most Southern Ohio homeowners understand at least a bit about the benefits of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are looking into one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their existing system or as the system they install in that new home they’ll soon have under construction.

Contemplating switching to geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are seductive:

  • Exchanging your old, familiar HVAC system for a geothermal one could help you reduce your heating and cooling costs by as much as 80 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are remarkably energy efficient. That, plus the fact that they work with the environment, not against it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems you could own.
  • Thanks to the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you can better assure that the system you pick is the most efficient and effective for your Southern Ohio home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are built for generations of faithful service. 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 installed indoors, out of the weather, certainly helps.
  • 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 added fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a small patch of your yard need be dedicated to a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is needed is unobtrusive; your home and landscaping won’t be deprived of the “curb appeal” you work hard to sustain.
  • Last, but not least, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming ever more feasible from a cost perspective – even in the (one would hope) temporary absence of federal tax credits and rebates. Refinements in system design and manufacturing processes as well as increased competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
That said, as agreeable as all this might be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a not inconsiderable investment. Whether or not it’s the right 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 present ductwork in your home if you’re retrofitting.

Before you set about replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, talk with the specialists at Daniel's HVAC, LLC. We can help you make the ideal choice – and see that you get the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Southern Ohio home.