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

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

Nowadays, though, most Traverse City homeowners know at least a smidgin about the perks 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.

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

  • Trading 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 extraordinarily 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 available today.
  • Given the options geothermal systems offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, for instance – you can better ensure that the system you choose is the most efficient and effective for your Traverse City home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are built for generations of trusty operation. 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, helps significantly.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no hindrance, and no added fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a teeny, tiny bit of your yard need be set aside for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is needed is inconspicuous; the “curb appeal” of your home should be completely unaffected.
  • As if all this weren’t incentive enough, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming more and more feasible from a cost perspective – even in the (one would hope) temporary absence of federal tax credits and rebates. Improvements in system design and manufacturing processes as well as growing competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
That said, as pleasing as all this might be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is an important investment. Whether or not it’s the ideal investment for you is dependent not only on 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 decide to replace or retrofit your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, get hold of the specialists at D&W Mechanical. We can help you make the ideal choice – and deliver the finest geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Traverse City home.