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, if they had, they’d 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 mulling one over, 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 switching to 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 don’t fight the environment, but work with it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems around.
  • 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 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, definitely helps.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed whenever you want. The weather and the temperature are no handicap, and no further 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 increasingly 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 increased competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
That said, as inviting 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 decide to replace or retrofit your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, talk 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.