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

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there’s anyone out there who still doesn’t know about the perks of geothermal heating and cooling, you might be justified in asking if they’ve been living underground. Of course, those people would surely miss the irony of your question, given that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

These days, though, most Hattiesburg homeowners know at least something about the perks 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’re having built for them.

Thinking about going geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are alluring:

  • Switching out your old-fashioned 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 amazingly energy efficient. That, along with the fact that they have a benignly symbiotic relationship with the environment, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems available today.
  • Considering the options geothermal systems provide – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, to begin with – you can better insure 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 dependable use. The fact that they have fewer 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 considerably.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed any time you want. The weather and the temperature are no handicap, and no extra fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a teeny, tiny bit of your yard need be set aside for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is necessary is inconspicuous; the “curb appeal” of your home should be completely unaffected.
  • Finally, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming more and more budget-friendly – even lacking, as we do at the moment, federal tax credits and rebates. Enhancements in system design and manufacturing processes as well as increased competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
That said, as inviting as all this might be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a not inconsiderable investment. Whether or not it’s the most appropriate investment for you is determined not only by 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, get hold of the pros at American Air Specialists. We can help you make the best choice – and provide you with the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Hattiesburg home.