How Do I Decide Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Pensacola Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there’s anybody around who still hasn’t heard about 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, considering that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

These days, though, most Pensacola homeowners know at least a little about the rewards of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are mulling one over, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their present system or as the system they install in that new home they’re constructing.

Contemplating going geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are alluring:

  • Swapping your traditional HVAC system for a geothermal one could help you reduce your heating and cooling costs by as much as 80 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are amazingly energy efficient. That, along with the fact that they have a benignly symbiotic relationship with the environment, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems around.
  • Considering the options geothermal systems offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you have a better chance of seeing that the system you pick is the most efficient and effective for your Pensacola home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed for generations of trustworthy performance. The fact that they have 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 located indoors, out of the weather, makes a big difference.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in whenever you want. The weather and the temperature are no handicap, and no additional fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Very little of your yard space is necessary for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is necessary is inconspicuous; your home and landscaping will lose none of the “curb appeal” you work hard to sustain.
  • Last, but not least, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming increasingly 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 is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a hefty investment. Whether or not it’s the most feasible 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 settle on replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, get hold of the experts at Energy Systems. We can help you make the right choice – and provide you with the optimal geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Pensacola home.