How Do I Determine Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Long Island 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, oh, say, the last half century. Of course, that person would probably miss the irony of your question, given that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Anymore, though, most Long Island homeowners have heard at least a smidgin about the rewards 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 building.

Thinking about going geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are appealing:

  • Switching out your old-fashioned HVAC system with a geothermal one could help you reduce your heating and cooling costs by as much as 80 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are incredibly energy efficient. That, coupled with the fact that they have a benignly symbiotic relationship with the environment, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems available today.
  • Given the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you can better assure that the system you choose is the most efficient and effective for your Long Island home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are built for generations of trustworthy performance. 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, makes a big difference.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no obstruction, and no added fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Almost no yard space is required for 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 strive to sustain.
  • Last, but not least, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming ever more budget-friendly – even lacking, as we do at the moment, 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.
 
Still, as irresistable as all this may be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a not inconsiderable investment. Whether or not it’s the most feasible 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 decide to replace or retrofit your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, consult with the professionals at ZBF Geothermal. We can help you make the most sensible choice – and see that you get the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Long Island home.