How Do I Decide Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Greensburg 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 undoubtedly miss the irony of your question, considering that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

At present, though, most Greensburg homeowners understand 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.

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

  • Swapping your traditional 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, coupled with the fact that they have a benignly symbiotic relationship with the environment, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems you could install.
  • Thanks to the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, for example – you’re in more of a position to assure that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your Greensburg home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are made for generations of trusty operation. 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 situated indoors, out of the weather, helps significantly.
  • 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 extra 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 discreet; your home and landscaping won’t be deprived of the “curb appeal” you work diligently to maintain.
  • As if all this weren’t incentive enough, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming more and 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 agreeable as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a significant investment. Whether or not it’s the right 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 professionals at Wallpe Heating & Cooling. We can help you make the best choice – and see that you get the optimal geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Greensburg home.