How Do I Decide Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Des Moines 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, if they had, they’d probably miss the irony of your question, since the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Nowadays, though, most Des Moines homeowners know at least something about the advantages of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are deliberating over 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.

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

  • Supplanting 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 extraordinarily 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 around.
  • With the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you’re in a better position to insure that the system you pick is the most efficient and effective for your Des Moines home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are built for generations of trustworthy performance. 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 greatly.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no impediment, and no extra fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Very little of your yard space is necessary for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is necessary 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 affordable – even without the current availability of federal tax credits and rebates. Advances in system design and manufacturing processes as well as greater competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
Still, as irresistable as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a considerable investment. Whether or not it’s the ideal investment for you is dependent 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 decide to replace or retrofit your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, contact the professionals at Sherman Co. LLC. We can help you make the most sensible choice – and provide you with the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Des Moines home.