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

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there’s anybody around who still hasn’t heard about the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling, you might well ask if they’ve been living underground. Of course, those people would undoubtedly miss the irony of your question, considering that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

At present, though, most Williamsport homeowners know at least a bit 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’re constructing.

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

  • Trading your traditional 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, plus the fact that they work with the environment, not against it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems you could own.
  • Given the options geothermal systems provide – 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 Williamsport home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed, engineered, built, and installed for generations of faithful service. The fact that they have so few 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 located indoors, out of the weather, helps significantly.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no obstacle, and no additional 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 required is inconspicuous; your home and landscaping won’t be deprived of the “curb appeal” you strive to maintain.
  • Finally, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming increasingly feasible from a cost perspective – even lacking, as we do at the moment, federal tax credits and rebates. Advances in system design and manufacturing processes as well as growing competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
Still, as agreeable as all this might be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a not inconsiderable investment. Whether or not it’s the right investment for you is dependent 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 decide to replace or retrofit your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, contact the specialists at Hepler Geothermal Inc.. We can help you make the right choice – and provide you with the optimal geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Williamsport home.