How Do I Know Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Martinsburg Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there are still people out there who are unaware of the advantages of geothermal heating and cooling, you might well ask if they’ve been living underground. Of course, such people would more than likely miss the irony of your question, since the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Nowadays, though, most Martinsburg homeowners understand at least something about the rewards of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are mulling one over, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their current system or as the system they install in that new home they’re having built for them.

Considering switching to geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are enticing:

  • Switching out your old-fashioned 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 incredibly energy efficient. That, plus the fact that they don’t fight the environment, but work with 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, first off – you’re in a better position to ensure that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your Martinsburg home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed, engineered, built, and installed for generations of trusty operation. 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 sheltered indoors, out of the weather, helps considerably.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no hindrance, and no additional fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Almost no yard space is necessary for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is needed is discreet; your home and landscaping won’t be deprived of the “curb appeal” you strive 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 greater competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
Still, as irresistable as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a hefty investment. Whether or not it’s the best investment for you is determined not only by your financial circumstances 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, consult with the professionals at Bragg Mechanical and Geothermal Services. We can help you make the best choice – and provide you with the optimal geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Martinsburg home.