How Do I Determine Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Mt. Pleasant 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 the last 50 years or so. Of course, that person would probably miss the irony of your question, given that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Anymore, though, most Mt. Pleasant homeowners have heard at least something about the rewards of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are deliberating over one, 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.

Thinking about switching to geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are attractive:

  • Exchanging your conventional 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 marvelously energy efficient. That, in conjunction with the fact that they don’t fight the environment, but work with it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems around.
  • Given the options geothermal systems provide – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, for example – you can better ensure that the system you choose is the most efficient and effective for your Mt. Pleasant home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed, engineered, built, and installed for generations of faithful service. 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, makes a big difference.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in whenever you want. The weather and the temperature are no obstacle, and no added fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Almost no yard space is necessary for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is needed is discreet; your home and landscaping will lose none of the “curb appeal” you work diligently to sustain.
  • Last, but not least, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming ever more feasible from a cost perspective – even in the (one would hope) temporary absence 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 attractive as all this may be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a major investment. Whether or not it’s the best 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 settle on replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, consult with the experts at Moline Heating & Cooling. We can help you make the best choice – and deliver the finest geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Mt. Pleasant home.