How Do I Determine Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Greater Cincinnati Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there’s anybody around who still hasn’t heard about the rewards of geothermal heating and cooling, you might very well inquire if they’ve been living underground. Of course, such people would undoubtedly miss the irony of your question, considering that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Anymore, though, most Greater Cincinnati homeowners know at least something about the rewards of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are looking into one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their current system or as the system they install in that new home they’ll soon have under construction.

Contemplating switching to geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are appealing:

  • Trading your old, familiar HVAC system for a geothermal one could help you reduce your heating and cooling costs by as much as 80 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are marvelously energy efficient. That, plus the fact that they have a benignly symbiotic relationship with the environment, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems available today.
  • With the options geothermal systems offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, for example – you can better ensure that the system you choose is the most efficient and effective for your Greater Cincinnati home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed, engineered, built, and installed for generations of trustworthy use. 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 situated indoors, out of the weather, helps greatly.
  • 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 needed is discreet; the “curb appeal” of your home should be completely unaffected.
  • Last, but not least, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming ever more feasible from a cost perspective – even without the current availability of federal tax credits and rebates. Advances in system design and manufacturing processes as well as greater competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
Nevertheless, as pleasing as all this might be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a significant investment. Whether or not it’s the right investment for you depends not only on your budget 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 set about replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, contact the specialists at Bill Spade Electric, Heating & Cooling. We can help you make the most sensible choice – and provide you with the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Greater Cincinnati home.