How Do I Establish Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Dexter 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 a few decades. Of course, that person would probably miss the irony of your question, considering that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Anymore, though, most Dexter homeowners understand at least something about the advantages of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are thinking about one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their existing system or as the system they install in that new home they’ll soon have under construction.

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

  • Trading your old-fashioned HVAC system for a geothermal one could help you reduce your heating and cooling costs by as much as 80 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are extraordinarily 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 own.
  • Considering the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you’re in more of a position to see to it that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your Dexter home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed for generations of trustworthy performance. The fact that they have so 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 installed indoors, out of the weather, helps greatly.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no obstruction, and no additional fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Very little of your yard space is required for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is necessary is discreet; the “curb appeal” of your home won’t suffer at all.
  • Finally, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming more and more affordable – even without the current availability of federal tax credits and rebates. Refinements in system design and manufacturing processes as well as greater competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
Still, as tempting as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a hefty investment. Whether or not it’s the right 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 proceed with replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, contact the experts at Haley Mechanical. We can help you make the right choice – and provide you with the optimal geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Dexter home.