The costs associated with setting up your new geothermal system will depend on factors such as the square footage of your home, the quality of the insulation, the suitability of the existing ductwork and the required loop field size. The investment, however, will lead to lower energy bills in the months and years ahead.
While it’s difficult to nail down a precise figure for installing a new geothermal system, you can at least consider some of the aforementioned variables to come up with a sense of the costs involved. The size of your home, for example, will play a role in determining how much you’ll pay. Case in point: a 4,500-sq-ft. house will require a more expensive system than will a 3,000-sq.-ft. house.
How well your home is insulated is also important since a poorly-insulated home will lead to substantial heat loss. Ductwork considerations are also in order, but you probably don’t have to worry too much on this front because, in many cases, you’ll be able to use the ductwork that’s already in place. Another important consideration is the loop field size. Put another way, the size of the unit and the the northeast Ohio climate in your region will determine how much pipe must be installed underground.
Although there are undoubtedly costs over and above what you’ll need to pay for the system, the evidence suggests that it will be money well spent. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can reduce your energy consumption by between 25 percent to 50 percent by using geothermal heat pumps as opposed to traditional heating and cooling systems. Meanwhile, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says that geothermal heat pumps that earn the federal Energy Star program designation are in excess of 45 percent more energy efficient than traditional options.
For more information about a new geothermal system for your greater Cleveland area home, contact the pros at Stack Heating & Cooling for a no-pressure consultation. We’ll help you find a solution that will fit your needs and budget.
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