How Do I Establish Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Grand Forks - Fargo Area Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopYou might well ask someone who still hasn’t heard 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, considering that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Nowadays, though, most Grand Forks - Fargo Area homeowners know at least a bit about the benefits of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are deliberating over one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their existing system or as the system they install in that new home they’re having built for them.

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

  • Supplanting your old, familiar HVAC system with a geothermal one could help you cut your heating and cooling costs by as much as 80 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are extraordinarily energy efficient. That, in conjunction with the fact that they don’t fight the environment, but work with it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems around.
  • Given the options geothermal systems offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, to begin with – you can better insure that the system you choose is the most efficient and effective for your Grand Forks - Fargo Area home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are built for generations of faithful service. The fact that they have fewer 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 sheltered indoors, out of the weather, makes a major 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 additional fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a small patch of your yard need be taken up by a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is required is inconspicuous; the “curb appeal” of your home won’t be ruined in the least.
  • Last, but not least, 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 growing competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
Still, as tempting as all this might be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a not inconsiderable investment. Whether or not it’s the right investment for you depends not only on your financial situation 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, get hold of the professionals at Ambient Geothermal. We can help you make the right choice – and see that you get the finest geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Grand Forks - Fargo Area home.