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

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there’s anybody around who still hasn’t heard about the perks of geothermal heating and cooling, you might well ask 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 Green Bay homeowners have heard at least a bit about the perks of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are thinking about one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their existing system or as the system they install in that new home they’re constructing.

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

  • Supplanting your conventional 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 extraordinarily energy efficient. That, in addition to the fact that they don’t fight the environment, but work with it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems around.
  • Given the options geothermal systems offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, to begin with – you’re in more of a position to see to it that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your Green Bay home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are made for generations of reliable use. 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 installed indoors, out of the weather, makes a considerable difference.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in whenever you want. The weather and the temperature are no handicap, and no further 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 necessary is unobtrusive; the “curb appeal” of your home should be completely unaffected.
  • Finally, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming more and 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 tempting as all this might 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 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 decide to replace or retrofit your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, contact the specialists at Van's Refrigeration. We can help you make the best choice – and deliver the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Green Bay home.