How Do I Establish Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Beckley Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopYou might well ask someone who still hasn’t heard about geothermal heating and cooling if they’ve been living underground for, oh, say, the last half century. Of course, that person would more than likely miss the irony of your question, considering that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

At present, though, most Beckley homeowners have heard at least something about the benefits of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are deliberating over one, 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.

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

  • Switching out your old-fashioned 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 extraordinarily energy efficient. That, coupled with the fact that they work with the environment, not against it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems you could own.
  • Thanks to the options geothermal systems offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you can better insure that the system you choose is the most efficient and effective for your Beckley home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed for generations of trusty operation. The fact that they have few parts, need 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, helps considerably.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no hindrance, and no extra fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a small patch of your yard need be set aside for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is needed is inconspicuous; your home and landscaping will lose none of the “curb appeal” you work hard to maintain.
  • Last, but not least, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming increasingly budget-friendly – 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 may be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a not inconsiderable 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, contact the specialists at Appalachian Heating. We can help you make the best choice – and deliver the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Beckley home.