How Do I Determine Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Northern Virginia Home?

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

Anymore, though, most Northern Virginia homeowners have heard at least something about the advantages 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.

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

  • Swapping your conventional HVAC system for a geothermal one could help you cut your heating and cooling costs by as much as 80 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are extraordinarily energy efficient. That, plus the fact that they don’t fight the environment, but work with it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems around.
  • Considering the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, for instance – you can better assure that the system you choose is the most efficient and effective for your Northern Virginia home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed, engineered, built, and installed for generations of dependable use. 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 situated indoors, out of the weather, surely helps.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in any time you want. The weather and the temperature are no obstacle, and no extra fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a small patch of your yard need be taken up by a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is needed is unobtrusive; your home and landscaping won’t be deprived of the “curb appeal” you work hard to keep up.
  • Last, but not least, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming more and more affordable – even without the current availability of federal tax credits and rebates. Improvements 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 is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a significant investment. Whether or not it’s the ideal investment for you is dependent not only on your bank account 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 experts at Renewable Energy Solutions. We can help you make the best choice – and deliver the optimal geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Northern Virginia home.