How Do I Establish Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Lane County Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there’s anybody around who still hasn’t heard about the perks 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, since the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Nowadays, though, most Lane County homeowners know at least something about the perks of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are thinking about one, 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.

Contemplating going geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are attractive:

  • 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 extraordinarily energy efficient. That, plus the fact that they work with the environment, not against it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems around.
  • With the options geothermal systems give you – 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 Lane County home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed, engineered, built, and installed for generations of trustworthy performance. 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 situated indoors, out of the weather, makes a considerable difference.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no obstacle, and no extra fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a small patch of your yard need be dedicated to a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is needed is inconspicuous; the “curb appeal” of your home should be completely unaffected.
  • Last, but not least, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming increasingly budget-friendly – even lacking, as we do at the moment, 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 inviting as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a considerable 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 decide to replace or retrofit your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, contact the pros at Comfort Flow Heating. We can help you make the most sensible choice – and deliver the optimal geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Lane County home.