How Do I Work Out Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Augusta County 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 the last 50 years or so. Of course, that person would undoubtedly miss the irony of your question, since the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Anymore, though, most Augusta County homeowners have heard 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 present system or as the system they install in that new home they’ll soon have under construction.

Contemplating switching to geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are tempting:

  • Trading your old-fashioned 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 amazingly 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 around.
  • With the options geothermal systems offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, for instance – you have a better chance of seeing that the system you pick is the most efficient and effective for your Augusta County home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed, engineered, built, and installed for generations of trusty operation. 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 sheltered indoors, out of the weather, certainly helps.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in any time you want. The weather and the temperature are no obstruction, and no extra fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Very little of your yard space is necessary for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is needed 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 more and 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 growing competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
That said, as irresistable as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a significant investment. Whether or not it’s the most appropriate investment for you is determined not only by your financial circumstances 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 settle on replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, consult with the specialists at Birds Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.. We can help you make the most sensible choice – and see that you get the optimal geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Augusta County home.