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

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there are still people out there who are unaware of the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling, you might very well inquire if they’ve been living underground. Of course, if they had, they’d undoubtedly miss the irony of your question, considering that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

At present, though, most Central Minnesota 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 existing system or as the system they install in that new home they’re building.

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

  • Switching out your old, familiar 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 amazingly energy efficient. That, in addition to 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, first off – you’re in a stronger position to see to it that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your Central Minnesota home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed, engineered, built, and installed for generations of dependable use. The fact that they have fewer 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, helps greatly.
  • 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 added fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a teeny, tiny bit of your yard need be taken up by a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is required is discreet; the “curb appeal” of your home won’t be ruined in the least.
  • As if all this weren’t incentive enough, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming ever 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 growing competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
Nevertheless, as tempting as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a considerable investment. Whether or not it’s the ideal investment for you is dependent 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 decide to replace or retrofit your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, get hold of the professionals at Geothermal Concept. We can help you make the right choice – and see that you get the finest geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Central Minnesota home.