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

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

Anymore, though, most Kitsap County homeowners have heard at least something about the advantages of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are thinking about one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their existing system or as the system they install in that new home they’re having built for them.

Contemplating converting to geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are tempting:

  • Replacing 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, plus the fact that they work with the environment, not against it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems available today.
  • Considering the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you’re in more of a position to insure that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your Kitsap County home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are made 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 situated 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 additional fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Very little of your yard space is necessary for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is necessary is discreet; the “curb appeal” of your home won’t be ruined in the least.
  • Finally, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming increasingly 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 greater competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
Still, 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 depends 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 consider replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, contact the experts at Thermal Systems. We can help you make the most sensible choice – and see that you get the finest geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Kitsap County home.