How Do I Determine Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Lexington Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopYou might well ask someone who still doesn’t know about geothermal heating and cooling if they’ve been living underground for a few decades. Of course, that person would undoubtedly miss the irony of your question, given that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

At present, though, most Lexington homeowners understand 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’re having built for them.

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

  • Trading your old-fashioned 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 marvelously energy efficient. That, along with the fact that they have a benignly symbiotic relationship with the environment, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems you could install.
  • Given the options geothermal systems provide – package units, split systems, and dual-fuel systems, to begin with – you have a better chance of ensuring that the system you pick is the most efficient and effective for your Lexington home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are built for generations of reliable use. 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 situated indoors, out of the weather, helps significantly.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in any time you want. The weather and the temperature are no impediments, and no further 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 needed is discreet; your home and landscaping will lose none of the “curb appeal” you work hard to sustain.
  • Finally, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming ever more budget-friendly – even lacking, as we do at the moment, federal tax credits and rebates. Refinements in system design and manufacturing processes, as well as increased competition in the marketplace, are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
That said, as inviting as all this might be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is an important investment. Whether or not it’s the most feasible investment for you is determined not only by 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 experts at Arronco Comfort Air, Inc.. We can help you make the right choice – and provide you with the optimal geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Lexington home.