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

picture of house with geothermal loopYou might well ask someone who still doesn’t know about geothermal heating and cooling if they’ve been living underground for the last 50 years or so. Of course, that person would surely miss the irony of your question, since the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

These days, though, most Central New Jersey homeowners understand at least a bit about the benefits 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 building.

Thinking about converting to geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are enticing:

  • Trading your old-fashioned 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 incredibly 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.
  • Considering the options geothermal systems offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, to begin with – you’re in a stronger position to ensure that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your Central New Jersey home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are made for generations of trustworthy performance. 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 situated indoors, out of the weather, helps greatly.
  • 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.”
  • Only a teeny, tiny bit of your yard need be dedicated to a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is needed is inconspicuous; 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 more and 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 pleasing as all this might be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a not inconsiderable investment. Whether or not it’s the best investment for you depends not only on your bank account 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 consider replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, get hold of the professionals at CMS Geothermal. We can help you make the most sensible choice – and deliver the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Central New Jersey home.