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

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there are still people out there who are unaware of the perks of geothermal heating and cooling, you might very well inquire if they’ve been living underground. Of course, those people would surely miss the irony of your question, considering that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

These days, though, most Rochester homeowners have heard at least something about the perks of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are considering one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their existing system or as the system they install in that new home they’ll soon have under construction.

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

  • Replacing your old, familiar HVAC system with a geothermal one could help you lower your heating and cooling costs by as much as 80 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are incredibly 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 offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, for instance – you’re in a stronger position to insure that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your Rochester home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are built for generations of faithful service. 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, helps considerably.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in whenever you want. The weather and the temperature are no obstruction, and no added 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 inconspicuous; the “curb appeal” of your home won’t suffer at all.
  • As if all this weren’t incentive enough, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming increasingly feasible from a cost perspective – even in the (one would hope) temporary absence of 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 may be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is an important investment. Whether or not it’s the most appropriate investment for you is determined not only by 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 decide to replace or retrofit your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, get hold of the pros at Van Hee Mechanical. We can help you make the most sensible choice – and deliver the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Rochester home.