How Do I Decide Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Columbus, Ohio Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopYou might well ask someone who still hasn’t gotten the word about geothermal heating and cooling if they’ve been living underground for a few decades. Of course, that person would undoubtedly miss the irony of your question, since the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Anymore, though, most Columbus, Ohio homeowners have heard 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 current system or as the system they install in that new home they’re having built for them.

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

  • Supplanting your old-fashioned 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 extraordinarily energy efficient. That, along with the fact that they have a benignly symbiotic relationship with the environment, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems around.
  • With the options geothermal systems provide – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you’re in a better position to assure that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your Columbus, Ohio home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are built for generations of faithful service. The fact that they have so 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 sheltered indoors, out of the weather, helps significantly.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no impediment, and no extra 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 necessary is unobtrusive; your home and landscaping won’t be deprived of the “curb appeal” you work hard to maintain.
  • 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. Advances 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 is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a considerable investment. Whether or not it’s the best investment for you depends 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 proceed with replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, contact the professionals at Geo Source One Inc.. We can help you make the most sensible choice – and deliver the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Columbus, Ohio home.