How Do I Know Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Scranton 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 undoubtedly miss the irony of your question, since the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Nowadays, though, most Scranton homeowners have heard at least a bit about the advantages of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are mulling one over, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their present system or as the system they install in that new home they’re constructing.

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

  • Swapping your traditional 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 extraordinarily energy efficient. That, along with the fact that they work with the environment, not against it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems available today.
  • Given the options geothermal systems offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, for example – you’re in a better position to see to it that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your Scranton home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed for generations of faithful service. 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 located indoors, out of the weather, certainly helps.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed whenever you want. The weather and the temperature are no obstacle, and no additional fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Almost no yard space is required for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is necessary is discreet; the “curb appeal” of your home won’t be ruined in the least.
  • 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 greater competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
That said, as agreeable as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a significant investment. Whether or not it’s the ideal investment for you is dependent not only on your financial circumstances 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 settle on replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, get hold of the pros at Jim Lamberti Contracting Services, LLC. We can help you make the ideal choice – and provide you with the finest geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Scranton home.