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

picture of house with geothermal loopYou might well ask someone who still doesn’t know 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, given that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Anymore, though, most Bloomington homeowners have heard at least a smidgin about the benefits of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are looking into one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their existing system or as the system they install in that new home they’re having built for them.

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

  • Swapping your conventional HVAC system for a geothermal one could help you slash your heating and cooling costs by as much as 80 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are amazingly energy efficient. That, coupled with the fact that they don’t fight the environment, but work with it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems available today.
  • Considering the options geothermal systems provide – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, to begin with – you can better insure that the system you choose is the most efficient and effective for your Bloomington home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed, engineered, built, and installed for generations of trustworthy performance. 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 located indoors, out of the weather, definitely helps.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no obstacle, and no added fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Very little of your yard space is needed for 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 wallet-friendly – even lacking, as we do at the moment, federal tax credits and rebates. Improvements in system design and manufacturing processes as well as increased competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
That said, as irresistable as all this may be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a major 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 set about replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, contact the specialists at Truesdel Heating-Cooling and Maintenance LLC. We can help you make the best choice – and deliver the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Bloomington home.