How Do I Figure Out Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My West Chester Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there’s anyone out there who still doesn’t know about the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling, you might very well inquire if they’ve been living underground. Of course, such people would surely miss the irony of your question, given that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

These days, though, most West Chester 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 existing system or as the system they install in that new home they’re building.

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

  • Supplanting your old-fashioned HVAC system with a geothermal one could help you cut your heating and cooling costs by as much as 80 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are remarkably energy efficient. That, in conjunction with the fact that they don’t fight the environment, but work with it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems available today.
  • With the options geothermal systems provide – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you’re in a better position to see to it that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your West Chester home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed, engineered, built, and installed 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 situated indoors, out of the weather, helps significantly.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in any time you want. The weather and the temperature are no hindrance, and no additional 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 required is unobtrusive; the “curb appeal” of your home won’t be ruined in the least.
  • Last, but not least, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming increasingly budget-friendly – even lacking, as we do at the moment, federal tax credits and rebates. Enhancements in system design and manufacturing processes as well as growing competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
That said, as pleasing as all this might be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a major investment. Whether or not it’s the right investment for you is dependent not only on 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 decide to replace or retrofit your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, talk with the pros at Brandywine Valley Heating & Air Conditioning. We can help you make the most sensible choice – and deliver the optimal geothermal heating and cooling solution for your West Chester home.