How Do I Know Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Georgetown County 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 a few decades. Of course, that person would more than likely miss the irony of your question, given that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

At present, though, most Georgetown County homeowners understand at least a bit about the benefits of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are contemplating one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their existing system or as the system they install in that new home they’ll soon have under construction.

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

  • Supplanting your conventional HVAC system with a geothermal one could help you lower your heating and cooling costs by as much as 80 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are extraordinarily energy efficient. That, in addition to the fact that they don’t fight the environment, but work with it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems you could own.
  • Thanks to the options geothermal systems provide – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, to begin with – you’re in a better position to assure that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your Georgetown County home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are made for generations of dependable use. 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 located indoors, out of the weather, certainly helps.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed any time you want. The weather and the temperature are no handicap, 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 required 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 feasible from a cost perspective – 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.
 
Still, as attractive as all this may be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a major 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 settle on replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, get hold of the professionals at Waccamaw Heating & Cooling. We can help you make the best choice – and see that you get the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Georgetown County home.