How Do I Know Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My New Haven County Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there’s anybody around who still hasn’t heard about the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling, you might be justified in asking if they’ve been living underground. Of course, those people would probably miss the irony of your question, given that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Anymore, though, most New Haven County homeowners have heard at least something about the advantages of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are considering one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their current system or as the system they install in that new home they’re having built for them.

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

  • Replacing your old-fashioned 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 marvelously energy efficient. That, in addition to the fact that they don’t fight the environment, but work with it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems you could own.
  • With the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, for starters – you have a better chance of ensuring that the system you pick is the most efficient and effective for your New Haven County home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are made 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 installed indoors, out of the weather, helps considerably.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no impediment, and no further fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Almost no yard space is necessary for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is necessary is discreet; your home and landscaping will lose none of the “curb appeal” you strive to maintain.
  • As if all this weren’t incentive enough, 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.
 
Nevertheless, as pleasing as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a significant investment. Whether or not it’s the most appropriate investment for you depends not only on your bank account but also on such factors as the land space available for the heat-exchange loop and the current 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 professionals at Nero Air Conditioning and Heating. We can help you make the most sensible choice – and deliver the finest geothermal heating and cooling solution for your New Haven County home.