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

At present, though, most Richmond homeowners understand at least a smidgin about the rewards 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’ll soon have under construction.

Considering going geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are seductive:

  • Replacing your traditional 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 around.
  • Thanks to the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, to begin with – you’re in a stronger position to ensure that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your Richmond home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed for generations of faithful service. The fact that they have 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 installed indoors, out of the weather, helps considerably.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in any time you want. The weather and the temperature are no hindrance, and no added fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Very little of your yard space is necessary 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 work hard to maintain.
  • As if all this weren’t incentive enough, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming more and more wallet-friendly – even lacking, as we do at the moment, federal tax credits and rebates. Improvements in system design and manufacturing processes as well as greater competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
That said, as pleasing as all this might be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a major investment. Whether or not it’s the ideal investment for you depends not only on your financial situation 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 settle on replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, contact the professionals at DeltaTemp. We can help you make the best choice – and see that you get the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Richmond home.