How Do I Establish Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Topeka 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 probably miss the irony of your question, since the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

At present, though, most Topeka homeowners know at least a little about the rewards of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are mulling one over, 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.

Contemplating converting to geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are tempting:

  • Swapping your conventional 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 marvelously 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 around.
  • Given the options geothermal systems offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, to begin with – you have a better chance of insuring that the system you pick is the most efficient and effective for your Topeka home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed, engineered, built, and installed 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 installed indoors, out of the weather, definitely helps.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed whenever you want. The weather and the temperature are no handicap, and no extra fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Very little of your yard space is needed for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is needed is inconspicuous; your home and landscaping won’t be deprived of the “curb appeal” you strive to maintain.
  • Finally, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming ever more affordable – even without the current availability of federal tax credits and rebates. Improvements in system design and manufacturing processes as well as greater competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
Still, as attractive 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 bank account but also on such factors as the land space available for the heat-exchange loop and the current ductwork in your home if you’re retrofitting.

Before you proceed with replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, get hold of the pros at Ground Source, Inc.. We can help you make the best choice – and provide you with the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Topeka home.