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Geothermal Heating: Some Factors to Consider

We’ve certainly made no secret of our enthusiasm for geothermal technology here on this blog. We live in a great environment for the use of heat pumps, and ground-source heat pumps take the benefits of using heat pump technology to their limits. That being said, the installation of a geothermal heating (and cooling) system is a big undertaking. If you’re thinking about using geothermal heating in Columbia, SC, here are some factors to consider. 

Budget

A geothermal heating and cooling system installation is a bigger process than, say, having a furnace installed in your home. It can be a bit pricey upfront, but you should not let this deter you from investing in this type of system. When you look at the big picture, it becomes clear that there is a big return to be had with this particular investment.

First of all, you can expect some serious energy savings over time, as geothermal heating and cooling offers truly outstanding energy efficiency. These systems also tend to have very long lifespans, and are renowned for their reliability. As we discussed in this previous post, there is also an incredible opportunity for a major tax credit on new geothermal installations. Consider your budget carefully, and contact us with any questions that you may have.

Your Property

Another major consideration for the installation of a geothermal system is your property itself. There are a lot of factors that will determine if your property is well-suited for a geothermal installation. With a horizontal loop system, you are going to need a certain amount of suitable land in which to bury the system. The layout of your property, as well as the properties of the soil itself, must be evaluated and assessed by trained professionals.

While geothermal heating and cooling may not be the ideal method for every property or homeowner, it does help countless people to enjoy reliable and efficient comfort throughout the year. Let us help you to decide if it is right for you.

Fulmer Heating & Cooling is happy to handle your geothermal heating services. 

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