How Do I Figure Out Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Knox County 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 a few decades. Of course, that person would probably miss the irony of your question, since the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Nowadays, though, most Knox County homeowners know at least a little about the benefits 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’ll soon have under construction.

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

  • Switching out your conventional 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 amazingly energy efficient. That, coupled with the fact that they have a benignly symbiotic relationship with the environment, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems you could install.
  • Considering the options geothermal systems offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you’re in more of a position to insure that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your Knox County home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed, engineered, built, and installed for generations of trusty operation. 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 installed indoors, out of the weather, helps greatly.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no obstacle, and no additional fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a teeny, tiny bit of your yard need be dedicated to a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is necessary is unobtrusive; the “curb appeal” of your home should be completely unaffected.
  • Finally, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming more and more affordable – even without the current availability of federal tax credits and rebates. Refinements in system design and manufacturing processes as well as growing 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 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 set about replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, consult with the specialists at Cosby Heating and Cooling. We can help you make the most sensible choice – and deliver the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Knox County home.