How Do I Determine Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My WISCONSIN-MINNESOTA Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there’s anyone out there who still doesn’t know about the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling, you might be justified in asking if they’ve been living underground. Of course, if they had, they’d undoubtedly miss the irony of your question, since the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

At this point, though, most WISCONSIN-MINNESOTA homeowners understand at least something about the rewards of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are mulling one over, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their current 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:

  • Replacing your old-fashioned 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 marvelously energy efficient. That, coupled with the fact that they have a benignly symbiotic relationship with the environment, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems available today.
  • Thanks to the options geothermal systems provide – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you have a better chance of assuring that the system you pick is the most efficient and effective for your WISCONSIN-MINNESOTA home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed for generations of trusty operation. 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 situated indoors, out of the weather, definitely helps.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no obstacle, and no additional fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Almost no yard space is necessary for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is required is unobtrusive; the “curb appeal” of your home won’t be ruined in the least.
  • As if all this weren’t incentive enough, 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. Improvements in system design and manufacturing processes as well as increased competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
Still, as agreeable as all this may be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a major 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, get hold of the specialists at Comfort By Design, Inc.. We can help you make the best choice – and provide you with the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your WISCONSIN-MINNESOTA home.