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

picture of house with geothermal loopYou might well ask someone who still hasn’t heard about geothermal heating and cooling if they’ve been living underground for, oh, say, the last half century. Of course, that person would more than likely miss the irony of your question, considering that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

At this point, though, most Northern Colorado homeowners understand at least something about the perks 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’ll soon have under construction.

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

  • Switching out your old-fashioned HVAC system with a geothermal one could help you cut your heating and cooling costs by as much as 80 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are incredibly energy efficient. That, along with the fact that they have a benignly symbiotic relationship with the environment, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems you could install.
  • With the options geothermal systems provide – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, to begin with – you have a better chance of insuring that the system you pick is the most efficient and effective for your Northern Colorado home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are built for generations of trusty operation. 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, helps greatly.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no obstruction, and no additional 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 needed is inconspicuous; your home and landscaping won’t be deprived of the “curb appeal” you work diligently to keep up.
  • As if all this weren’t incentive enough, 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 increased competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
Nevertheless, as attractive as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a significant 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 decide to replace or retrofit your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, contact the experts at Comfort By Nature. We can help you make the ideal choice – and see that you get the optimal geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Northern Colorado home.