How Do I Decide Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Huntington Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there’s anybody around who still hasn’t heard about the advantages of geothermal heating and cooling, you might very well inquire if they’ve been living underground. Of course, if they had, they’d undoubtedly miss the irony of your question, given that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

At this point, though, most Huntington homeowners have heard at least something about the perks of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are deliberating over one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their existing system or as the system they install in that new home they’re constructing.

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

  • Swapping your conventional 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, plus the fact that they work with the environment, not against it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems you could own.
  • Considering the options geothermal systems provide – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, for example – you can better assure that the system you choose is the most efficient and effective for your Huntington home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed for generations of dependable 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 situated indoors, out of the weather, surely helps.
  • 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 further 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 discreet; the “curb appeal” of your home won’t be ruined in the least.
  • Last, but not least, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming increasingly feasible from a cost perspective – even in the (one would hope) temporary absence 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.
 
Nevertheless, as agreeable as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a hefty investment. Whether or not it’s the best investment for you depends not only on your bank account 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 settle on replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, consult with the specialists at Huntington Heating & Cooling Inc.. We can help you make the ideal choice – and deliver the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Huntington home.