How Do I Know Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Atlantic 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 a few decades. Of course, that person would more than likely miss the irony of your question, given that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

These days, though, most Atlantic 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 current system or as the system they install in that new home they’ll soon have under construction.

Considering switching to geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are tempting:

  • 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 extraordinarily energy efficient. That, plus the fact that they have a benignly symbiotic relationship with the environment, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems you could own.
  • Given the options geothermal systems offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you have a better chance of insuring that the system you pick is the most efficient and effective for your Atlantic home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed for generations of trustworthy performance. The fact that they have 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, certainly helps.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no obstacle, and no additional fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a teeny, tiny bit of your yard need be set aside for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is required is discreet; your home and landscaping will lose none of the “curb appeal” you work hard to maintain.
  • Finally, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming more and more wallet-friendly – even lacking, as we do at the moment, 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.
 
That said, as irresistable as all this may be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a not inconsiderable investment. Whether or not it’s the ideal investment for you is dependent not only on your financial situation 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 proceed with replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, contact the professionals at Camblin Mechanical Inc.. We can help you make the best choice – and see that you get the finest geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Atlantic home.