How Do I Establish Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Burlington Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there’s anyone out there who still doesn’t know about the advantages of geothermal heating and cooling, you might very well inquire if they’ve been living underground. Of course, those people would probably miss the irony of your question, considering that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Anymore, though, most Burlington homeowners have heard at least a bit about the benefits 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 constructing.

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

  • Swapping your old, familiar HVAC system for a geothermal one could help you slash 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 around.
  • With the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, to begin with – you’re in a stronger position to assure that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your Burlington home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed, engineered, built, and installed 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, makes a considerable difference.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no handicap, and no extra fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a small patch of your yard need be set aside for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is necessary is discreet; your home and landscaping won’t be deprived of the “curb appeal” you work diligently to keep up.
  • Last, but not least, 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 increased competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
Nevertheless, as irresistable as all this may 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 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, contact the pros at Crabbe Service. We can help you make the right choice – and provide you with the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Burlington home.