How Do I Establish Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Lansing Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there’s anyone out there who still doesn’t know about the advantages 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, since the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

At this point, though, most Lansing homeowners understand at least a smidgin 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 building.

Considering going geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are appealing:

  • Swapping your traditional 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 extraordinarily 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 install.
  • Given the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, to begin with – you’re in more of a position to assure that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your Lansing home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are made for generations of trusty operation. The fact that they have so 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 situated indoors, out of the weather, certainly helps.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no hindrance, and no added fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a teeny, tiny bit of your yard need be set aside for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is needed is discreet; your home and landscaping won’t be deprived of the “curb appeal” you work diligently to sustain.
  • Finally, 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.
 
Nevertheless, as inviting as all this might be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a not inconsiderable investment. Whether or not it’s the best investment for you is determined not only by your financial circumstances 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, talk with the professionals at S&J Heating and Insulation, Inc.. We can help you make the right choice – and deliver the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Lansing home.