Upgrading your conventional HVAC unit to a geothermal air conditioning and heating system is one of the best eco-friendly, green home options that you can do for your home. Not only will this upgrade help reduce your carbon footprint, but it will make your home more energy efficient. There is great debate on the costs associated with installing a geothermal air conditioning system and when homeowners will begin to see a return on this type of investment. How expensive geothermal heating and cooling is depends on many factors.
About Geothermal Air Conditioning and Heating
Geothermal systems use natural thermal energy produced by the Earth’s core. To get natural heating and cooling, a series of pipes are buried a few feet underneath the ground and set up in a loop beneath the house. These pipes pump water from the Earth’s surface to heat and cool your home, as well as supply your home with hot water.
Costs To Consider
Installing an energy efficient geothermal heat pump system is definitely more expensive than installing an air source system. While it is impossible to give you an exact price on how expensive it is to install a geothermal system, we can provide you with general guidelines and the costs associated with them. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, an average geothermal system costs approximately $2,500 per ton of capacity. If your home requires a 4-ton unit, then this would cost you approximately $10,000. This approximate does not include site preparation, installation and drilling costs.
Another cost factor that you need to consider is the current state of your ductwork. Installing a new geothermal system into a pre-existing home often requires more of a financial investment. For example, if you need your ductwork repaired due to leaks, cracks, gaps or disconnections, then you can expect the costs to be higher. Keep in mind, however, that you will immediately see your monthly energy bills drop, so this investment can pay for itself over a number of years.
Our team of highly-knowledgeable technicians at Climate Master Mechanical Contractors, Inc. work diligently to offer cost effective green home options to businesses and homeowners throughout Mokena, IL. With over 21 years of experience in the heating and cooling business, we understand the importance of affordability without sacrificing quality workmanship. Although the initial investment for Geothermal heating and cooling can be quite expensive, you will reap the benefits for installing an energy efficient system for years to come. Feel free to contact us if you’re interested in learning more.