How Do I Determine Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Omaha 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 the last 50 years or so. Of course, that person would more than likely miss the irony of your question, given that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

These days, though, most Omaha homeowners know at least something about the perks 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 attractive:

  • Supplanting your old, familiar 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 marvelously energy efficient. That, in addition to the fact that they don’t fight the environment, but work with it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems around.
  • Considering the options geothermal systems offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, to begin with – you’re in a stronger position to assure that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your Omaha home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed for generations of trustworthy performance. The fact that they have so few 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 installed indoors, out of the weather, surely helps.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in any time you want. The weather and the temperature are no obstacle, and no extra 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; your home and landscaping will lose none of the “curb appeal” you work diligently to maintain.
  • As if all this weren’t incentive enough, 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 growing competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
Nevertheless, as attractive as all this may be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is an important investment. Whether or not it’s the right investment for you depends not only on your bank account but also on such factors as the land space available for the heat-exchange loop and the current ductwork in your home if you’re retrofitting.

Before you decide to replace or retrofit your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, contact the professionals at Complete Comfort. We can help you make the most sensible choice – and deliver the finest geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Omaha home.