How Do I Know Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Southwest Michigan 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, given that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Anymore, though, most Southwest Michigan homeowners have heard at least a little about the benefits of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are thinking about one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their current system or as the system they install in that new home they’ll soon have under construction.

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

  • Switching out 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, coupled with the fact that they have a benignly symbiotic relationship with the environment, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems you could own.
  • 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 Southwest Michigan home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed, engineered, built, and installed for generations of trusty operation. The fact that they have few 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 sheltered indoors, out of the weather, helps considerably.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed whenever you want. The weather and the temperature are no hindrance, and no extra 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 needed is inconspicuous; the “curb appeal” of your home won’t be ruined in the least.
  • As if all this weren’t incentive enough, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming ever 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 increased competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
That said, as motivating as all this might be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a major investment. Whether or not it’s the most appropriate investment for you is determined not only by 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 decide to replace or retrofit your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, get hold of the pros at WaterFurnace Michiana. We can help you make the most sensible choice – and provide you with the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Southwest Michigan home.