How Do I Know Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Idaho Falls Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there’s anybody around who still hasn’t heard about the advantages of geothermal heating and cooling, you might very well inquire if they’ve been living underground. Of course, such people would probably miss the irony of your question, considering that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Anymore, though, most Idaho Falls homeowners understand at least a smidgin about the benefits of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are deliberating over one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their current system or as the system they install in that new home they’ll soon have under construction.

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

  • Replacing your old, familiar HVAC system with a geothermal one could help you reduce your heating and cooling costs by as much as 80 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are amazingly energy efficient. That, plus the fact that they work with the environment, not against it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems you could own.
  • Thanks to the options geothermal systems offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, for starters – you can better ensure that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your Idaho Falls home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed for generations of trusty operation. The fact that they have so few 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 installed indoors, out of the weather, makes a big difference.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no hindrance, and no extra 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 inconspicuous; the “curb appeal” of your home won’t suffer at all.
  • Last, but not least, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming ever more affordable – even without the current availability 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.
 
That said, as motivating as all this might be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a major 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, talk with the specialists at Conan Heating and Geothermal. We can help you make the best choice – and see that you get the optimal geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Idaho Falls home.