How Do I Decide Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Las Cruces Home?

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

Nowadays, though, most Las Cruces homeowners understand at least something about the rewards 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’ll soon have under construction.

Considering converting to geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are seductive:

  • Swapping your old-fashioned 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 marvelously energy efficient. That, in addition to the fact that they have a benignly symbiotic relationship with the environment, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems available today.
  • Considering the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, to begin with – you can better insure that the system you choose is the most efficient and effective for your Las Cruces home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are built for generations of faithful service. The fact that they have so 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 installed indoors, out of the weather, makes a major difference.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no hindrance, and no further fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Only a teeny, tiny bit of your yard need be taken up by a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is needed is unobtrusive; the “curb appeal” of your home should be completely unaffected.
  • Last, but not least, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming ever more wallet-friendly – even lacking, as we do at the moment, federal tax credits and rebates. Improvements in system design and manufacturing processes as well as growing 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 a major investment. Whether or not it’s the most appropriate 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 specialists at Sun City Plumbing & Heating. We can help you make the best choice – and provide you with the finest geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Las Cruces home.