How Do I Work Out Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Fort Wayne Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there are still people out there who are unaware of the advantages of geothermal heating and cooling, you might very well inquire if they’ve been living underground. Of course, those people would probably miss the irony of your question, considering that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Anymore, though, most Fort Wayne homeowners know at least something about the rewards of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are considering one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their existing system or as the system they install in that new home they’re constructing.

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

  • Trading your conventional HVAC system for a geothermal one could help you slash your heating and cooling costs by as much as 80 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are remarkably energy efficient. That, in conjunction with the fact that they don’t fight the environment, but work with it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems available today.
  • With the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, to begin with – you’re in more of a position to see to it that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your Fort Wayne home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed, engineered, built, and installed for generations of dependable use. The fact that they have fewer 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 situated indoors, out of the weather, surely helps.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no handicap, and no additional fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a teeny, tiny bit of your yard need be taken up by a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is required is discreet; the “curb appeal” of your home won’t suffer at all.
  • As if all this weren’t incentive enough, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming ever more budget-friendly – even in the (one would hope) temporary absence of federal tax credits and rebates. Advances in system design and manufacturing processes as well as growing competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
That said, as attractive as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a significant 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 set about replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, contact the professionals at Masters Heating & Cooling, Inc.. We can help you make the right choice – and deliver the finest geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Fort Wayne home.