How Do I Determine Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Indianapolis 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, those people would surely miss the irony of your question, given that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Anymore, though, most Indianapolis homeowners understand at least a smidgin about the perks 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 having built for them.

Contemplating converting to geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are appealing:

  • Trading your old-fashioned 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, plus the fact that they work with the environment, not against it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems available today.
  • Given the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, to begin with – you can better insure that the system you choose is the most efficient and effective for your Indianapolis home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are made for generations of trustworthy performance. The fact that they have 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 installed indoors, out of the weather, makes a considerable difference.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no handicap, and no extra 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 necessary is inconspicuous; the “curb appeal” of your home should be completely unaffected.
  • Last, but not least, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming ever more affordable – even in the (one would hope) temporary absence of 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 attractive as all this may be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a not inconsiderable investment. Whether or not it’s the right investment for you is dependent 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 Bassett Services Inc.. We can help you make the most sensible choice – and deliver the optimal geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Indianapolis home.