How Do I Establish Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Rochester 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 well ask if they’ve been living underground. Of course, such people would probably miss the irony of your question, given that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

These days, though, most Rochester homeowners know at least something about the perks of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are considering one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their existing system or as the system they install in that new home they’re having built for them.

Contemplating going geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are appealing:

  • Switching out 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 incredibly energy efficient. That, in conjunction with the fact that they have a benignly symbiotic relationship with the environment, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems available today.
  • Given the options geothermal systems offer – 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 Rochester home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are made for generations of trusty operation. The fact that they have few 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 located indoors, out of the weather, makes a big difference.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no handicap, and no extra fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Very little of your yard space is needed for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is required is inconspicuous; the “curb appeal” of your home should be completely unaffected.
  • Finally, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming ever more affordable – even lacking, as we do at the moment, federal tax credits and rebates. Improvements in system design and manufacturing processes as well as increased competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
That said, as irresistable as all this might be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a major investment. Whether or not it’s the ideal investment for you depends not only on your budget but also on such factors as the land space available for the heat-exchange loop and the existing 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 experts at Earth Energy Heating & Cooling Inc.. We can help you make the best choice – and deliver the optimal geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Rochester home.