How Do I Know Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Oswego Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there’s anyone out there who still doesn’t know about the rewards of geothermal heating and cooling, you might be justified in asking if they’ve been living underground. Of course, such people would undoubtedly miss the irony of your question, since the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Anymore, though, most Oswego homeowners have heard 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 current 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 alluring:

  • Replacing your traditional 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 amazingly 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.
  • With the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you have a better chance of ensuring that the system you pick is the most efficient and effective for your Oswego home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are built for generations of faithful service. 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 located indoors, out of the weather, makes a considerable difference.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no impediment, and no further 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 required is discreet; 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 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 growing competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
That said, as inviting as all this might be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is an important investment. Whether or not it’s the right investment for you is dependent not only on your financial circumstances 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 consider replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, consult with the experts at Nodines Heating Inc.. We can help you make the most sensible choice – and provide you with the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Oswego home.