How Do I Establish Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Utah Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there’s anyone out there who still doesn’t know about the rewards of geothermal heating and cooling, you might be justified in asking if they’ve been living underground. Of course, those people would undoubtedly miss the irony of your question, given that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

At this point, though, most Utah homeowners understand at least something about the advantages of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are mulling one over, 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 switching to geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are attractive:

  • Supplanting your old-fashioned 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 remarkably energy efficient. That, plus the fact that they work with the environment, not against it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems available today.
  • Thanks to the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you have a better chance of ensuring that the system you pick is the most efficient and effective for your Utah home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are made for generations of trusty operation. The fact that they have fewer 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 sheltered indoors, out of the weather, surely helps.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in whenever you want. The weather and the temperature are no obstruction, and no further 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; your home and landscaping won’t be deprived of the “curb appeal” you work hard to sustain.
  • As if all this weren’t incentive enough, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming ever 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 increased competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
That said, as irresistable as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a hefty investment. Whether or not it’s the right investment for you depends not only on your budget 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 decide to replace or retrofit your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, talk with the professionals at Utah Geothermal. We can help you make the ideal choice – and provide you with the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Utah home.