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How Do I Know Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Myrtle Beach Home?

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

Nowadays, though, most Myrtle Beach homeowners understand at least a smidgin about the rewards 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’re having built for them.

Considering going geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are attractive:

  • Supplanting your traditional 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 marvelously energy efficient. That, plus 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 offer – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, to begin with – you have a better chance of ensuring that the system you pick is the most efficient and effective for your Myrtle Beach home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are made for generations of trusty operation. 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, surely helps.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be installed any time of the year. The weather and the temperature are no impediment, and no additional fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Almost no yard space is needed for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is needed is discreet; your home and landscaping won’t be deprived of the “curb appeal” you work diligently to sustain.
  • As if all this weren’t incentive enough, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming more and more budget-friendly – even lacking, as we do at the moment, federal tax credits and rebates. Improvements 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 may be, a geothermal heating and cooling system is an important investment. Whether or not it’s the ideal 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 existing 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 pros at J & J Air. We can help you make the ideal choice – and deliver the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Myrtle Beach home.