Like all heating and cooling solutions, a geothermal heating and cooling system installation has it’s pros and cons. The up-front installation costs are high, but the tax credits, low operating costs, low monthly heating and cooling bills, and the minimal maintenance and longer life span have caused many to make the switch to geothermal. We would be happy to discuss any questions you may have about this environmentally friendly heating and cooling option.
Trying to decide which type of geothermal system is right for you and your property can seem overwhelming.
The options include:
- A horizontal closed-loop system
- A vertical closed-loop system
- A pond/lake system if you have a body of water on your property.
- An open-loop system that requires an adequate supply of water to be a viable option.
Choosing the best option will depend on your specific property and a few other details. What does all of this mean for you and your budget and your home? Save yourself the time and energy of trying to figure this out on your own. Call us today so a qualified technician can help you make this decision with peace of mind.
Benefits of a Geothermal System
Down below are a few of the common reasons people decide to install a geothermal heating and cooling system.
- Low operating costs – A geothermal system will immediately save you 30 to 60 percent on your heating and 20 to 50 percent on your cooling costs over conventional heating and cooling systems.
- Much quieter – there is no outdoor compressor or fan. The inside unit is generally only as loud as a refrigerator.
- Low maintenance and long life span – there are fewer moving parts and unlike other air conditioning systems, there’s no parts exposed to the elements outside.
- Retrofitted installs are available, but are normally cheaper if installed during new construction.
- Environmentally friendly – The EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy recognize geothermal systems as the most environmentally friendly way to heat and cool a home.
- Safe – No fossil fuels such as natural gas and propane are needed. Threats, such as carbon monoxide or house fires, caused by combustion are eliminated.
- Payback – While the up front installation costs can be high, expected pay-back on your return can occur long before the components wear down. According to some estimates you will see a payback within 2-10 years.
Interested, but still have questions or concerns? No problem! We would be happy speak with you.
Heating and Cooling Experts of Southern Maryland
If you have any questions or would like one of our certified technicians to come out and give you an estimate and recommendation, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!
We service all of Southern Maryland – including Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties.