How Do I Decide Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Meridian Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopYou might well ask someone who still hasn’t gotten the word 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.

At this point, though, most Meridian homeowners understand at least a smidgin about the rewards of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are looking into 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.

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

  • Replacing your old-fashioned HVAC system with a geothermal one could help you cut your heating and cooling costs by as much as 80 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are marvelously energy efficient. That, in addition to the fact that they have a benignly symbiotic relationship with the environment, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems available today.
  • Given the options geothermal systems provide – 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 Meridian home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed for generations of trustworthy performance. The fact that they have fewer 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 sheltered 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 handicap, and no additional fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a small patch of your yard need be set aside 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 hard to maintain.
  • Finally, 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 attractive as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a considerable investment. Whether or not it’s the ideal investment for you is dependent not only on your financial situation 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 set about replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, get hold of the pros at Heblon Heating & Air Conditioning Co.. We can help you make the right choice – and see that you get the finest geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Meridian home.