How Do I Determine Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Kalkaska 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 the last 50 years or so. 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.

At present, though, most Kalkaska homeowners understand at least a bit 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.

Considering switching to geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are enticing:

  • Replacing your conventional 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 marvelously 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 you could install.
  • Given the options geothermal systems offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, to begin with – you’re in more of a position to see to it that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your Kalkaska home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are built for generations of faithful service. 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 installed indoors, out of the weather, makes a considerable difference.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed any time you want. The weather and the temperature are no impediment, and no additional fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a teeny, tiny bit of your yard need be dedicated to a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is necessary is unobtrusive; the “curb appeal” of your home won’t suffer at all.
  • 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 greater 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 significant investment. Whether or not it’s the best investment for you depends not only on your financial situation 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 decide to replace or retrofit your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, get hold of the specialists at Kalkaska Pumbing & Heating Inc.. We can help you make the right choice – and see that you get the finest geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Kalkaska home.