How Do I Determine Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Denver Home?

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

Anymore, though, most Denver homeowners understand at least a smidgin about the rewards of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are contemplating one, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their existing system or as the system they install in that new home they’ll soon have under construction.

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

  • Replacing your traditional 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 extraordinarily 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 around.
  • Considering 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 Denver home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are made for generations of trusty operation. The fact that they have 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 located indoors, out of the weather, makes a considerable difference.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in whenever 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 inconspicuous; your home and landscaping will lose none of the “curb appeal” you work hard to maintain.
  • Finally, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming more and more feasible from a cost perspective – even without the current availability of federal tax credits and rebates. Enhancements in system design and manufacturing processes as well as greater 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 best 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, contact the experts at Sensible Heating & Cooling. We can help you make the ideal choice – and see that you get the optimal geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Denver home.