How Do I Figure Out Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Big Rapids 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 well ask if they’ve been living underground. Of course, such people would surely miss the irony of your question, given that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

At present, though, most Big Rapids homeowners understand at least a bit about the perks 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 having built for them.

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

  • Swapping your old, familiar HVAC system for a geothermal one could help you slash 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 around.
  • With the options geothermal systems provide – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you’re in more of a position to insure that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your Big Rapids home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are built for generations of trusty operation. 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 installed indoors, out of the weather, helps considerably.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no impediment, and no extra fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a teeny, tiny bit of your yard need be set aside for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is needed is unobtrusive; the “curb appeal” of your home won’t suffer at all.
  • Finally, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming increasingly affordable – even without the current availability of federal tax credits and rebates. Refinements in system design and manufacturing processes as well as growing competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
Still, as motivating as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a significant investment. Whether or not it’s the ideal 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 pros at Stratz Heating & Cooling, Inc.. We can help you make the best choice – and deliver the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Big Rapids home.