How Do I Know Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Denver Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopYou might well ask someone who still hasn’t gotten the word about geothermal heating and cooling if they’ve been living underground for, oh, say, the last half century. 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 Denver homeowners have heard at least a little about the rewards 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’ll soon have under construction.

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

  • 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 incredibly 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 available today.
  • Thanks to the options geothermal systems offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, for starters – you’re in a stronger position to insure that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your Denver home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed, engineered, built, and installed 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 installed any time you want. The weather and the temperature are no impediment, and no further 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 inconspicuous; your home and landscaping will lose none of the “curb appeal” you work hard to keep up.
  • Finally, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming ever more affordable – even without the current availability of federal tax credits and rebates. Enhancements in system design and manufacturing processes as well as greater competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
Nevertheless, as agreeable as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a hefty investment. Whether or not it’s the ideal 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 settle on replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, get hold of the specialists at WaterFurnace . We can help you make the best choice – and see that you get the optimal geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Denver home.