How Do I Decide Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Maryville Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopYou might well ask someone who still hasn’t heard about geothermal heating and cooling if they’ve been living underground for, oh, say, the last half century. Of course, that person would more than likely miss the irony of your question, since the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Nowadays, though, most Maryville homeowners know at least something about the perks 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 going geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are attractive:

  • Supplanting your old-fashioned 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 incredibly energy efficient. That, plus 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 offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you can better assure that the system you choose is the most efficient and effective for your Maryville home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are built for generations of faithful service. 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 considerable difference.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed whenever you want. The weather and the temperature are no hindrance, and no extra fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Almost no yard space is required for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is needed is discreet; the “curb appeal” of your home should be completely unaffected.
  • As if all this weren’t incentive enough, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming more and more feasible from a cost perspective – even in the (one would hope) temporary absence 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 attractive as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a hefty investment. Whether or not it’s the most feasible 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, consult with the specialists at A&L Heating and Air, LLC. We can help you make the best choice – and provide you with the finest geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Maryville home.