How Do I Figure Out Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My New Jersey Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there’s anybody around who still hasn’t heard about the perks of geothermal heating and cooling, you might very well inquire if they’ve been living underground. Of course, if they had, they’d undoubtedly miss the irony of your question, since the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Anymore, though, most New Jersey homeowners have heard at least something 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 seductive:

  • Trading your conventional HVAC system for 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, in conjunction 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 provide – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, for example – 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 discreet; the “curb appeal” of your home should be completely unaffected.
  • Finally, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming more and more budget-friendly – even in the (one would hope) temporary absence of federal tax credits and rebates. Improvements 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 might be, 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, contact 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.