How Do I Know Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Boone Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there’s anyone out there who still doesn’t know about the advantages of geothermal heating and cooling, you might very well inquire if they’ve been living underground. Of course, if they had, they’d surely miss the irony of your question, given that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

At this point, though, most Boone homeowners have heard at least something about the benefits 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 converting to geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are tempting:

  • Replacing your traditional HVAC system with a geothermal one could help you reduce your heating and cooling costs by as much as 80 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are incredibly energy efficient. That, plus the fact that they work with the environment, not against it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems you could install.
  • Given the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you’re in more of a position to ensure that the system you pick is the most efficient and effective for your Boone home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are made for generations of reliable use. 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 located indoors, out of the weather, helps considerably.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in any time you want. The weather and the temperature are no handicap, and no further fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a teeny, tiny bit of your yard need be taken up by a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is needed is inconspicuous; 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 increasingly budget-friendly – even in the (one would hope) temporary absence of federal tax credits and rebates. Enhancements in system design and manufacturing processes as well as growing competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
Nevertheless, as irresistable as all this may be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a not inconsiderable investment. Whether or not it’s the best investment for you depends not only on your financial situation 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, contact the professionals at Scott Brothers Heating & Air. We can help you make the right choice – and deliver the optimal geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Boone home.