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

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

These days, though, most Southeast Missouri homeowners know at least a smidgin about the benefits 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 converting to geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are enticing:

  • Trading your old-fashioned 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 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 provide – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you can better assure that the system you choose is the most efficient and effective for your Southeast Missouri home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are made for generations of faithful service. The fact that they have fewer parts, require 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 major difference.
  • 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 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 unobtrusive; your home and landscaping won’t be deprived of the “curb appeal” you strive to maintain.
  • Last, but not least, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming more and more budget-friendly – even lacking, as we do at the moment, federal tax credits and rebates. Refinements in system design and manufacturing processes as well as growing competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
Nevertheless, as pleasing as all this might be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a not inconsiderable investment. Whether or not it’s the most appropriate investment for you is determined not only by your financial circumstances but also on such factors as the land space available for the heat-exchange loop and the present ductwork in your home if you’re retrofitting.

Before you set about replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, consult with the experts at Lundy HTG. & CLG.. We can help you make the right choice – and provide you with the finest geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Southeast Missouri home.