How Do I Establish Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Central Ohio Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there’s anybody around who still hasn’t heard about the perks of geothermal heating and cooling, you might be justified in asking if they’ve been living underground. Of course, such people would undoubtedly miss the irony of your question, given that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

At this point, though, most Central Ohio homeowners understand at least a little 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’re constructing.

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

  • Swapping your traditional HVAC system for a geothermal one could help you lower 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 available today.
  • Thanks to 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 choose is the most efficient and effective for your Central Ohio home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed, engineered, built, and installed 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 you want. The weather and the temperature are no obstacle, and no additional fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a teeny, tiny bit of your yard need be taken up by a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is required is inconspicuous; your home and landscaping won’t be deprived of the “curb appeal” you work diligently to maintain.
  • Last, but not least, 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. Refinements in system design and manufacturing processes as well as greater competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
Nevertheless, as attractive as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a considerable investment. Whether or not it’s the right 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 professionals at Westin Air. We can help you make the best choice – and deliver the optimal geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Central Ohio home.