How Do I Establish Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Greenville 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, if they had, they’d surely miss the irony of your question, given that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Nowadays, though, most Greenville homeowners have heard at least something about the advantages of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are considering one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their existing system or as the system they install in that new home they’ll soon have under construction.

Considering switching to geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are enticing:

  • Switching out 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 marvelously energy efficient. That, coupled with the fact that they work with the environment, not against it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems you could install.
  • Thanks to the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, for instance – you’re in a better position to see to it that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your Greenville home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are built for generations of reliable use. The fact that they have so few 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 sheltered indoors, out of the weather, makes a major difference.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no impediment, and no additional fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Almost no yard space is required for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is necessary is discreet; your home and landscaping won’t be deprived of the “curb appeal” you work hard to maintain.
  • Finally, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming increasingly affordable – 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.
 
Still, as attractive as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a hefty investment. Whether or not it’s the most appropriate 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, get hold of the experts at BARGA Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc.. We can help you make the most sensible choice – and see that you get the finest geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Greenville home.