How Do I Establish Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My East Tennessee 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, oh, say, the last half century. Of course, that person would undoubtedly miss the irony of your question, given that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

At this point, though, most East Tennessee homeowners understand at least a bit about the benefits of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are deliberating over one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their present system or as the system they install in that new home they’re building.

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

  • Switching out your traditional HVAC system with a geothermal one could help you lower your heating and cooling costs by as much as 80 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are extraordinarily 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 around.
  • Given the options geothermal systems provide – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, to begin with – you’re in more of a position to ensure that the system you choose is the most efficient and effective for your East Tennessee home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed 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 situated indoors, out of the weather, makes a considerable difference.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in any time you want. The weather and the temperature are no obstruction, and no extra fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a small patch 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 should be completely unaffected.
  • Finally, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming increasingly affordable – even without the current availability 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.
 
That said, as pleasing as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a considerable investment. Whether or not it’s the most feasible 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, contact the experts at Geo Pros of Knoxville. We can help you make the ideal choice – and deliver the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your East Tennessee home.