How Do I Decide Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Central New Jersey 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 undoubtedly miss the irony of your question, since the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

At present, though, most Central New Jersey homeowners understand at least a smidgin about the rewards of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are looking into one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their present system or as the system they install in that new home they’re having built for them.

Contemplating going geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are attractive:

  • Trading your conventional HVAC system for a geothermal one could help you reduce your heating and cooling costs by as much as 80 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are amazingly energy efficient. That, plus the fact that they work with the environment, not against it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems available today.
  • Thanks to the options geothermal systems offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, to begin with – you have a better chance of seeing that the system you pick is the most efficient and effective for your Central New Jersey 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 installed indoors, out of the weather, makes a big difference.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in any time you want. The weather and the temperature are no obstruction, and no additional fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Very little of your yard space is needed for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is required is discreet; your home and landscaping will lose none of the “curb appeal” you work hard to maintain.
  • Finally, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming increasingly affordable – even without the current availability of federal tax credits and rebates. Advances in system design and manufacturing processes as well as increased competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
Still, as inviting as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a considerable investment. Whether or not it’s the right investment for you is dependent not only on your budget but also on such factors as the land space available for the heat-exchange loop and the existing 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 pros at ABLEnvironmental. We can help you make the ideal choice – and provide you with the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Central New Jersey home.