How Do I Work Out Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Chillicothe Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopYou might well ask someone who still doesn’t know 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, since the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Anymore, though, most Chillicothe homeowners have heard at least something about the advantages of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are mulling one over, 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 going geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are alluring:

  • Exchanging your old-fashioned HVAC system for a geothermal one could help you slash your heating and cooling costs by as much as 80 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are marvelously energy efficient. That, plus the fact that they work with the environment, not against it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems around.
  • Thanks to the options geothermal systems offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you have a better chance of seeing that the system you pick is the most efficient and effective for your Chillicothe home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are built for generations of trusty operation. The fact that they have fewer 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 situated indoors, out of the weather, helps considerably.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed whenever you want. The weather and the temperature are no obstruction, and no further fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Almost no yard space is needed for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is necessary is inconspicuous; your home and landscaping won’t be deprived of the “curb appeal” you strive to maintain.
  • As if all this weren’t incentive enough, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming increasingly affordable – even without the current availability 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 tempting as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a hefty investment. Whether or not it’s the ideal investment for you depends not only on your bank account but also on such factors as the land space available for the heat-exchange loop and the current 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 Combs Heating & Cooling. We can help you make the best choice – and deliver the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Chillicothe home.