How Do I Decide Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Rochester Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopYou might well ask someone who still doesn’t know about geothermal heating and cooling if they’ve been living underground for the last 50 years or so. Of course, that person would undoubtedly miss the irony of your question, given that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Anymore, though, most Rochester homeowners have heard at least a smidgin about the benefits of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are mulling one over, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their current system or as the system they install in that new home they’re building.

Considering switching to geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are enticing:

  • Swapping 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 extraordinarily 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.
  • Thanks to the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you have a better chance of ensuring that the system you pick is the most efficient and effective for your Rochester 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, require less maintenance, have vertical or horizontal loops installed underground or in ponds or wells, and call for the heat-exchange equipment to be located indoors, out of the weather, certainly helps.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no impediment, 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 needed is discreet; your home and landscaping won’t be deprived of the “curb appeal” you strive to sustain.
  • Finally, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming more and more wallet-friendly – even lacking, as we do at the moment, federal tax credits and rebates. Refinements in system design and manufacturing processes as well as greater 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 major investment. Whether or not it’s the best 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 decide to replace or retrofit your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, get hold of the pros at Gast Heating & Cooling Inc.. We can help you make the most sensible choice – and provide you with the optimal geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Rochester home.