How Do I Figure Out Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Annapolis Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there are still people out there who are unaware of the perks of geothermal heating and cooling, you might very well inquire 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.

Anymore, though, most Annapolis homeowners have heard at least a smidgin about the benefits of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are looking into one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their existing system or as the system they install in that new home they’ll soon have under construction.

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

  • Swapping your old-fashioned HVAC system for a geothermal one could help you reduce your heating and cooling costs by as much as 80 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are extraordinarily energy efficient. That, in conjunction with the fact that they don’t fight the environment, but work with it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems you could own.
  • Considering the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, for instance – you can better ensure that the system you choose is the most efficient and effective for your Annapolis home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed for generations of reliable use. The fact that they have fewer 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, makes a considerable difference.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no obstacle, 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 unobtrusive; your home and landscaping will lose none of the “curb appeal” you work diligently to maintain.
  • Last, but not least, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming more and more budget-friendly – even lacking, as we do at the moment, federal tax credits and rebates. Improvements in system design and manufacturing processes as well as increased competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
That said, as agreeable as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a hefty investment. Whether or not it’s the most appropriate 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 set about replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, get hold of the experts at Continental Services. We can help you make the ideal choice – and provide you with the finest geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Annapolis home.