How Do I Determine Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Omaha Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there are still people out there who are unaware of the rewards of geothermal heating and cooling, you might well ask if they’ve been living underground. Of course, if they had, they’d surely miss the irony of your question, considering that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

These days, though, most Omaha homeowners know at least a bit about the rewards of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are contemplating one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their present 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 seductive:

  • Swapping 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, plus the fact that they work with the environment, not against it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems around.
  • With the options geothermal systems give you – 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 Omaha home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are made for generations of trustworthy performance. 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 sheltered indoors, out of the weather, makes a major difference.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed whenever you want. The weather and the temperature are no hindrance, and no further fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a teeny, tiny bit of your yard need be set aside for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is required is unobtrusive; your home and landscaping won’t be deprived of the “curb appeal” you strive to keep up.
  • Finally, 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 growing competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
That said, as attractive as all this may be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is an important investment. Whether or not it’s the right 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 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 specialists at Getzschman Heating & Air Conditioning. We can help you make the most sensible choice – and deliver the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Omaha home.