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

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there are still people out there who are unaware of the rewards of geothermal heating and cooling, you might very well inquire if they’ve been living underground. Of course, if they had, they’d probably miss the irony of your question, given that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

At present, though, most Bloomington homeowners understand at least a little about the rewards of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are considering one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their current system or as the system they install in that new home they’re having built for them.

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

  • Swapping your conventional 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 incredibly 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 available today.
  • Considering the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, to begin with – you have a better chance of ensuring that the system you pick is the most efficient and effective for your Bloomington home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are made for generations of faithful service. The fact that they have 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 situated indoors, out of the weather, makes a big difference.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no hindrance, and no added fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a teeny, tiny bit of your yard need be dedicated to 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.
  • Last, but not least, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming increasingly affordable – even without the current availability of federal tax credits and rebates. Enhancements 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 might be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a not inconsiderable investment. Whether or not it’s the best investment for you is determined not only by 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, get hold of the pros at Quality HVAC. We can help you make the most sensible choice – and provide you with the optimal geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Bloomington home.