Deciding on the type of residential HVAC we were going to put in our house was actually quite a big decision.
Really though, heating and cooling in one’s home absolutely should be a big deal and worthy of a deliberative process.
And we went back and forth on it. One of our big objectives was to get HVAC equipment that was really sustainable and efficient. My wife and I both feel quite strongly about being mindful of our footprint. While we both liked and wanted quality heating and air, we wanted to make every effort to go as efficient as possible. The first choice was a state of the art ductless multi split heating and cooling system. Essentially, this is a set of ductless heat pumps that are strategically placed throughout a home. And these ductless heat pumps are super efficient. Plus, one can customize the heating and cooling of the house to maximize the efficiency of the ductless heat pumps. We were really impressed with the ductless heat pumps and almost went that way. But instead, we decided to go with the geothermal heat pump. This was, hands down, the most sustainable heating and cooling choice. It was a bit more expensive in the initial cost outlay. But we are going to more than make up for that with years and years of very reasonable HVAC heating and cooling costs. Plus, we both love the radiant floor heating for the winter. I think it’s the best method of HVAC heating I’ve ever experienced. And we have a very, very long time to enjoy the geo heat pump as it outlasts other HVAC methods by at least a decade.