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

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there are still people out there who are unaware of the rewards of geothermal heating and cooling, you might be justified in asking if they’ve been living underground. Of course, if they had, they’d probably miss the irony of your question, considering that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

At this point, though, most Western Montana homeowners know at least something about the perks of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are considering one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their existing system or as the system they install in that new home they’re constructing.

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

  • Exchanging your conventional 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 marvelously energy efficient. That, plus the fact that they have a benignly symbiotic relationship with the environment, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems around.
  • Thanks to the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you have a better chance of assuring that the system you pick is the most efficient and effective for your Western Montana 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 sheltered indoors, out of the weather, helps significantly.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no hindrance, and no further fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a small patch of your yard need be taken up by a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is needed 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 more and more affordable – even lacking, as we do at the moment, 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.
 
That said, as agreeable as all this may be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a considerable investment. Whether or not it’s the ideal investment for you depends not only on your financial situation 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, get hold of the experts at Ground Source Systems, Inc.. We can help you make the most sensible choice – and see that you get the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Western Montana home.