How Do I Know Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My West Chester 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, oh, say, the last half century. Of course, that person would undoubtedly miss the irony of your question, given that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

These days, though, most West Chester homeowners know at least something 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 having built for them.

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

  • Supplanting your old, familiar 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 incredibly energy efficient. That, coupled with the fact that they have a benignly symbiotic relationship with the environment, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems you could install.
  • Thanks to the options geothermal systems offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, to begin with – you can better insure that the system you choose is the most efficient and effective for your West Chester home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are built for generations of faithful service. The fact that they have fewer 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 situated indoors, out of the weather, definitely helps.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed any time you want. The weather and the temperature are no impediment, and no additional fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a teeny, tiny bit of your yard need be set aside for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is needed is discreet; the “curb appeal” of your home should be completely unaffected.
  • Finally, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming ever more budget-friendly – even lacking, as we do at the moment, federal tax credits and rebates. Advances in system design and manufacturing processes as well as increased competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
Nevertheless, as pleasing as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a considerable investment. Whether or not it’s the most feasible investment for you depends 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 proceed with replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, get hold of the professionals at Sinton Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc.. We can help you make the most sensible choice – and provide you with the finest geothermal heating and cooling solution for your West Chester home.