How Do I Figure Out Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Cape Cod 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 a few decades. Of course, that person would undoubtedly miss the irony of your question, considering that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

At present, though, most Cape Cod homeowners know at least something about the rewards of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are mulling one over, 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.

Contemplating converting to geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are enticing:

  • Switching out your traditional 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 have a benignly symbiotic relationship with the environment, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems around.
  • Thanks to 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 Cape Cod home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are built for generations of dependable use. 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 situated indoors, out of the weather, definitely helps.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in whenever you want. The weather and the temperature are no obstacle, and no extra fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a teeny, tiny bit of your yard need be set aside for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is necessary is unobtrusive; the “curb appeal” of your home won’t suffer at all.
  • As if all this weren’t incentive enough, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming increasingly feasible from a cost perspective – even in the (one would hope) temporary absence of federal tax credits and rebates. Refinements in system design and manufacturing processes as well as growing 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 major 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 proceed with replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, contact the specialists at Atlantic Well Drilling. We can help you make the right choice – and see that you get the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Cape Cod home.