How Do I Figure Out Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Columbus Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there are still people out there who are unaware of the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling, you might well ask if they’ve been living underground. Of course, those people would surely miss the irony of your question, considering that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

At this point, though, most Columbus homeowners know at least a bit about the rewards 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.

Considering switching to geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are appealing:

  • Replacing 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 amazingly energy efficient. That, in addition to the fact that they don’t fight the environment, but work with it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems you could install.
  • Thanks to the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, to begin with – you can better insure that the system you choose is the most efficient and effective for your Columbus home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are built for generations of faithful service. 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 situated indoors, out of the weather, makes a considerable difference.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no hindrance, and no additional fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Very little of your yard space is necessary for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is necessary is discreet; your home and landscaping won’t be deprived of the “curb appeal” you strive to sustain.
  • Last, but not least, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming increasingly feasible from a cost perspective – even without the current availability of federal tax credits and rebates. Improvements in system design and manufacturing processes as well as greater competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
Still, as pleasing as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a considerable investment. Whether or not it’s the right 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 present 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 professionals at Hottinger Geothermal. We can help you make the best choice – and provide you with the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Columbus home.