How Do I Decide Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My The Hudson Valley 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, such people would surely miss the irony of your question, since the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Nowadays, though, most The Hudson Valley homeowners know at least something about the advantages 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.

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

  • Switching out your conventional 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 amazingly 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 available today.
  • Considering the options geothermal systems offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, to begin with – you can better insure that the system you choose is the most efficient and effective for your The Hudson Valley home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are made for generations of trusty operation. 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 situated indoors, out of the weather, surely helps.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed whenever you want. The weather and the temperature are no obstruction, and no extra fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a teeny, tiny bit of your yard need be dedicated to a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is necessary is discreet; the “curb appeal” of your home should be completely unaffected.
  • Last, but not least, 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. Advances in system design and manufacturing processes as well as increased competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
Nevertheless, as inviting as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a significant investment. Whether or not it’s the ideal investment for you depends 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, contact the experts at Verdae Geothermal. We can help you make the ideal choice – and see that you get the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your The Hudson Valley home.