How Do I Figure Out Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Wilmington Home?

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

At present, though, most Wilmington homeowners know 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 present system or as the system they install in that new home they’re constructing.

Considering going geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are appealing:

  • 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 marvelously energy efficient. That, plus the fact that they work with the environment, not against it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems around.
  • Thanks to 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 Wilmington home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are built for generations of trustworthy performance. The fact that they have so 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 put in whenever you want. The weather and the temperature are no hindrance, and no further 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 required is unobtrusive; the “curb appeal” of your home won’t suffer at all.
  • 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. Refinements in system design and manufacturing processes as well as increased competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
Nevertheless, as inviting as all this might be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a major investment. Whether or not it’s the ideal investment for you is dependent not only on 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 decide to replace or retrofit your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, talk with the professionals at O'Brien Service Company. We can help you make the right choice – and see that you get the finest geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Wilmington home.