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

picture of house with geothermal loopYou might well ask someone who still hasn’t heard about geothermal heating and cooling if they’ve been living underground for a few decades. Of course, that person would undoubtedly miss the irony of your question, considering that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

These days, though, most Hattiesburg homeowners know at least something about the advantages of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are looking into one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their current system or as the system they install in that new home they’re having built for them.

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

  • Switching out 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 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 around.
  • With the options geothermal systems offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, for example – you can better ensure that the system you choose is the most efficient and effective for your Hattiesburg home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed, engineered, built, and installed for generations of faithful service. 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 installed indoors, out of the weather, makes a major difference.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed whenever you want. The weather and the temperature are no impediment, and no extra fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Almost no yard space is necessary for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is necessary is inconspicuous; the “curb appeal” of your home won’t suffer at all.
  • Finally, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming ever 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.
 
Nevertheless, as attractive as all this may be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a not inconsiderable investment. Whether or not it’s the best 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 proceed with replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, consult with the experts at BC's Heating and Air. We can help you make the ideal choice – and provide you with the finest geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Hattiesburg home.