How Do I Know Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Knoxville 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 the last 50 years or so. Of course, that person would surely miss the irony of your question, given that the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

At present, though, most Knoxville homeowners know at least a smidgin about the advantages of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are mulling one over, 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 going geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are attractive:

  • Replacing 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 amazingly energy efficient. That, in conjunction with the fact that they don’t fight the environment, but work with it, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems you could own.
  • With the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, first off – you have a better chance of ensuring that the system you pick is the most efficient and effective for your Knoxville home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are built for generations of reliable use. The fact that they have so 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 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 dedicated to a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is necessary is inconspicuous; the “curb appeal” of your home won’t be ruined in the least.
  • As if all this weren’t incentive enough, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming more and more wallet-friendly – 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 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 is dependent not only on your budget but also on such factors as the land space available for the heat-exchange loop and the current ductwork in your home if you’re retrofitting.

Before you proceed with replacing or retrofitting your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, consult with the professionals at Pioneer Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.. We can help you make the right choice – and deliver the optimal geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Knoxville home.