How Do I Know Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Panama City Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there’s anybody around who still hasn’t heard about the rewards of geothermal heating and cooling, you might well ask if they’ve been living underground. Of course, if they had, they’d surely miss the irony of your question, since the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Anymore, though, most Panama City homeowners have heard at least a little about the perks of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are mulling one over, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their current system or as the system they install in that new home they’re having built for them.

Contemplating switching to geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are tempting:

  • Exchanging your old, familiar HVAC system for a geothermal one could help you slash 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 work with the environment, not against it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems you could install.
  • With the options geothermal systems offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you can better assure that the system you choose is the most efficient and effective for your Panama City home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are made for generations of faithful service. The fact that they have few parts, require 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 major difference.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed whenever you want. The weather and the temperature are no handicap, and no extra fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a small patch of your yard need be set aside for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is needed is inconspicuous; your home and landscaping will lose none of the “curb appeal” you work diligently to maintain.
  • 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. Enhancements in system design and manufacturing processes as well as greater competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
Nevertheless, as agreeable as all this may be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a not inconsiderable investment. Whether or not it’s the most feasible investment for you is determined not only by 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 experts at Ridge Heating and Air. We can help you make the most sensible choice – and provide you with the optimal geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Panama City home.