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

picture of house with geothermal loopYou might well ask someone who still hasn’t gotten the word 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.

At this point, though, most Manhattan homeowners understand at least something about the benefits 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’re having built for them.

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

  • Switching out your old, familiar HVAC system with a geothermal one could help you lower 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 you could install.
  • Given the options geothermal systems provide – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you can better assure that the system you choose is the most efficient and effective for your Manhattan home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed 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, makes a considerable difference.
  • 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 further fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a small patch of your yard need be set aside for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is required is unobtrusive; the “curb appeal” of your home should be completely unaffected.
  • Last, but not least, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming increasingly 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.
 
Still, as agreeable as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a hefty investment. Whether or not it’s the right investment for you is dependent not only on your budget but also on such factors as the land space available for the heat-exchange loop and the existing ductwork in your home if you’re retrofitting.

Before you decide to replace or retrofit your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, contact the professionals at Carlson Heating & AC, LLC. We can help you make the most sensible choice – and deliver the optimal geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Manhattan home.