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

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there’s anybody around who still hasn’t heard about the rewards of geothermal heating and cooling, you might be justified in asking if they’ve been living underground. Of course, such people would surely miss the irony of your question, considering that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Anymore, though, most Columbus homeowners have heard at least something about the advantages of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are thinking about one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their current system or as the system they install in that new home they’ll soon have under construction.

Considering going geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are appealing:

  • Replacing your traditional HVAC system with a geothermal one could help you lower your heating and cooling costs by as much as 80 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are remarkably 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 install.
  • With the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, for example – you have a better chance of insuring that the system you pick is the most efficient and effective for your Columbus 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, certainly helps.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no hindrance, and no further fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Almost no yard space is needed for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is necessary is unobtrusive; your home and landscaping won’t be deprived of the “curb appeal” you strive to keep up.
  • Last, but not least, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming ever more feasible from a cost perspective – even in the (one would hope) temporary absence of federal tax credits and rebates. Enhancements in system design and manufacturing processes as well as growing competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
Nevertheless, as pleasing as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a significant investment. Whether or not it’s the most appropriate 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 consider replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, consult with the experts at Patriot Air Comfort Systems. We can help you make the ideal choice – and provide you with the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Columbus home.