How Do I Determine Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Port Washington 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 very well inquire if they’ve been living underground. Of course, such people would probably miss the irony of your question, since the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

At this point, though, most Port Washington homeowners understand at least a bit about the benefits of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are mulling one over, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their present system or as the system they install in that new home they’re having built for them.

Thinking about converting to geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are tempting:

  • Replacing your old, familiar 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 remarkably 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 own.
  • Given the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, to begin with – you have a better chance of insuring that the system you pick is the most efficient and effective for your Port Washington 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 located indoors, out of the weather, definitely helps.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in whenever you want. The weather and the temperature are no obstacle, and no additional fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Very little of your yard space is needed for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is required is unobtrusive; your home and landscaping will lose none of the “curb appeal” you strive to keep up.
  • As if all this weren’t incentive enough, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming ever more affordable – even without the current availability of 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.
 
That said, as agreeable as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a considerable investment. Whether or not it’s the best 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 existing ductwork in your home if you’re retrofitting.

Before you set about replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, get hold of the pros at Professional Geothermal Systems. We can help you make the right choice – and deliver the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Port Washington home.