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

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

At present, though, most Defiance homeowners understand at least a smidgin about the rewards of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are mulling one over, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their present system or as the system they install in that new home they’re having built for them.

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

  • Replacing your old, familiar 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 addition to the fact that they don’t fight the environment, but work with it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems available today.
  • Considering the options geothermal systems offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you’re in more of a position to ensure that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your Defiance home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are built for generations of faithful service. The fact that they have fewer parts, require 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, makes a considerable difference.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no handicap, and no added fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Very little of your yard space is required for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is needed is unobtrusive; the “curb appeal” of your home won’t suffer at all.
  • 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. Advances in system design and manufacturing processes as well as greater competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
That said, as attractive as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a hefty investment. Whether or not it’s the most appropriate 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 current ductwork in your home if you’re retrofitting.

Before you decide to replace or retrofit your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, get hold of the specialists at Schlatters Plumbing Heating & AC. We can help you make the best choice – and provide you with the finest geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Defiance home.