How Do I Figure Out Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My New Jersey 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, oh, say, the last half century. 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 New Jersey homeowners have heard at least a little about the rewards of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are contemplating one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their current system or as the system they install in that new home they’re building.

Contemplating switching to geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are alluring:

  • Replacing your conventional 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 marvelously 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.
  • With the options geothermal systems offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, to begin with – you have a better chance of assuring that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your New Jersey home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are made for generations of faithful service. The fact that they have 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 sheltered indoors, out of the weather, surely helps.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no impediment, and no added fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Almost no yard space is needed for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is needed is unobtrusive; your home and landscaping will lose none of the “curb appeal” you work hard to keep up.
  • Finally, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming ever more feasible from a cost perspective – even in the (one would hope) temporary absence of 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.
 
Nevertheless, as attractive as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a hefty 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 decide to replace or retrofit your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, get hold of the professionals at Energy Smarts Mechanical. We can help you make the ideal choice – and deliver the optimal geothermal heating and cooling solution for your New Jersey home.