How Do I Decide Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Lafayette Home?

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

At this point, though, most Lafayette 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 building.

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

  • Exchanging your old, familiar 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 amazingly energy efficient. That, plus the fact that they work with the environment, not against it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems you could own.
  • Thanks to the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, for starters – you’re in a better position to assure that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your Lafayette home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed, engineered, built, and installed for generations of trustworthy performance. The fact that they have 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 located indoors, out of the weather, definitely helps.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no impediment, and no added 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 inconspicuous; the “curb appeal” of your home won’t be ruined in the least.
  • Last, but not least, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming more and more wallet-friendly – even lacking, as we do at the moment, federal tax credits and rebates. Advances in system design and manufacturing processes as well as increased competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
Still, as agreeable as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a considerable 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 settle on replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, contact the specialists at Korschot's Heating and Air. We can help you make the right choice – and provide you with the finest geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Lafayette home.