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Is Geothermal Heating and Cooling the Right Option for You?

You’re in the market for a brand new heating and cooling system. Maybe it’s because the old one has finally broken down. Maybe you’re worried about the efficiency of your current system. Or perhaps you’ve just purchased a new home, and you’d like to compare your options. If you own the land surrounding your property, installing a high-efficiency geothermal heating and cooling system may be possible. But is it the right choice for your home?

The benefits of geothermal

Purchasing a geothermal system means having a system that uses heat energy from the earth to operate, minimizing energy usage from the utility company. Having a geothermal heating and cooling system benefits you and your home in so many ways.

  • Lower energy bills
  • Longer system lifespan than other heating and cooling systems (since the parts buried in the earth are less open to damage)
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Low maintenance
  • Fewer repairs than some other systems
  • The same whole-home comfort you’d expect from any heat pump

It’s not for every home

As you can see, the benefits of geothermal energy are many, and you’re likely to notice a positive impact on your bills if you have this system in place in your home. On the other hand, you do have to go through the installation process.

Installing a geothermal system should provide you with a long-lasting heater and air conditioner, and the savings over time may offset the initial price of the installation. This is something to consider if money is holding you back from considering this system.

The technicians will have to dig up a large portion of your property in order to get the underground geothermal loop system in place. This could take a toll on your landscaping. Thankfully, the underground portions last for several decades, so you shouldn’t have to worry about digging it back up for maintenance any time soon.

Get in touch with Boehmer Heating & Cooling today to find out if this system is right for your Upper St. Clair home. Call our friendly staff for exceptional customer service.

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