How Do I Work Out Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Reading 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 a few decades. Of course, that person would more than likely miss the irony of your question, given that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Anymore, though, most Reading homeowners have heard at least something about the perks of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are looking into one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their existing system or as the system they install in that new home they’re building.

Considering switching to geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are seductive:

  • 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 extraordinarily energy efficient. That, along with the fact that they work with the environment, not against 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 example – you have a better chance of assuring that the system you pick is the most efficient and effective for your Reading home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed for generations of reliable use. 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, makes a major difference.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in whenever you want. The weather and the temperature are no obstruction, and no extra fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a small patch of your yard need be dedicated to a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is needed is inconspicuous; your home and landscaping won’t be deprived of the “curb appeal” you work hard to maintain.
  • Finally, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming increasingly affordable – even lacking, as we do at the moment, 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.
 
Nevertheless, as irresistable as all this may be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a not inconsiderable investment. Whether or not it’s the ideal investment for you is dependent 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 proceed with replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, contact the pros at Paul W. Essig Inc.. We can help you make the best choice – and deliver the finest geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Reading home.