How Do I Determine Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Danville Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there are still people out there who are unaware of the perks 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.

At present, though, most Danville homeowners understand at least a smidgin 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’ll soon have under construction.

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

  • Replacing your conventional HVAC system with a geothermal one could help you lower your heating and cooling costs by as much as 80 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are remarkably energy efficient. That, in conjunction with the fact that they work with the environment, not against it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems you could install.
  • Thanks to the options geothermal systems offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you can better assure that the system you choose is the most efficient and effective for your Danville home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are made for generations of trustworthy performance. The fact that they have so 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 sheltered 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 additional fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a small patch of your yard need be taken up by a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is required is discreet; the “curb appeal” of your home won’t be ruined in the least.
  • Last, but not least, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming increasingly feasible from a cost perspective – even lacking, as we do at the moment, 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.
 
That said, as tempting as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is an important 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 present ductwork in your home if you’re retrofitting.

Before you set about replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, get hold of the specialists at Geo Climate Control. We can help you make the ideal choice – and provide you with the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Danville home.