How Do I Know Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Western North Carolina 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, since the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

At present, though, most Western North Carolina homeowners understand at least a smidgin about the benefits 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 building.

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

  • Switching out your traditional 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 remarkably energy efficient. That, along with the fact that they have a benignly symbiotic relationship with the environment, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems available today.
  • Thanks to the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you can better ensure that the system you choose is the most efficient and effective for your Western North Carolina home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are built for generations of trustworthy performance. 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, helps significantly.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in any time you want. The weather and the temperature are no obstruction, and no additional fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Very little of your yard space is required for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is needed is unobtrusive; your home and landscaping will lose none of the “curb appeal” you strive to sustain.
  • Finally, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming more and more affordable – even without the current availability 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.
 
That said, as irresistable as all this may be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a not inconsiderable investment. Whether or not it’s the right 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 decide to replace or retrofit your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, get hold of the professionals at Bullman Heating & Air. We can help you make the most sensible choice – and see that you get the optimal geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Western North Carolina home.