How Do I Determine Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Grinnell Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there’s anybody around who still hasn’t heard about the benefits 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, since the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Anymore, though, most Grinnell homeowners have heard at least a bit about the rewards of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are considering one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their current system or as the system they install in that new home they’ll soon have under construction.

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

  • Trading your old-fashioned HVAC system for a geothermal one could help you reduce your heating and cooling costs by as much as 80 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are incredibly energy efficient. That, plus the fact that they work with the environment, not against it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems you could install.
  • Considering the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you’re in a stronger position to assure that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your Grinnell home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed, engineered, built, and installed for generations of dependable use. 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 sheltered indoors, out of the weather, helps considerably.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in any time you want. The weather and the temperature are no obstacle, and no additional fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Very little of your yard space is required for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is needed is inconspicuous; the “curb appeal” of your home won’t suffer at all.
  • Finally, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming more and more affordable – even without the current availability 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.
 
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 ideal investment for you is dependent not only on your bank account 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 proceed with replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, consult with the experts at Latcham Enterprises. We can help you make the right choice – and provide you with the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Grinnell home.