How Do I Establish Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Boise Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopIf there are still people out there who are unaware of the perks of geothermal heating and cooling, you might very well inquire if they’ve been living underground. Of course, if they had, they’d probably miss the irony of your question, since the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Anymore, though, most Boise homeowners have heard at least a little about the benefits of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are mulling one over, 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 switching to geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are seductive:

  • Supplanting your old-fashioned 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 incredibly 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.
  • With the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, to begin with – you’re in a stronger position to ensure that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your Boise home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed 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 sheltered indoors, out of the weather, helps considerably.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in any time of the year. 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 taken up by a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is necessary is unobtrusive; the “curb appeal” of your home should be completely unaffected.
  • Last, but not least, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming increasingly wallet-friendly – even lacking, as we do at the moment, 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.
 
Nevertheless, as pleasing as all this might be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is an important investment. Whether or not it’s the ideal investment for you depends 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 consider replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, get hold of the professionals at Idaho Geothermal, LLC. We can help you make the best choice – and provide you with the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Boise home.