American Heating and Cooling, we specialize in commercial and residential heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. While we also offer conventional systems, our geothermal/ground-sourced heat pumps are very popular. While you might already know a fair amount about conventional systems, you might have little knowledge about what a geothermal system can do for you. Over the course of more than 30 years, we’ve shared the value of geothermal with our customers time and time again. Let’s take a look at five great advantages of choosing a geothermal heating and cooling system for your home.



It used to be that geothermal systems were only available in the most expensive of homes. However, these systems are now so affordable that thousands upon thousands of homes are now being built (or retrofitted) with geothermal. One of the many reasons for this is that geothermal systems boast much lower total lifetime costs compared to HVAC systems. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), geothermal systems save homeowners an average of 50% on their cooling costs and a whopping 70% on their heating costs as compared to traditional systems.



Geothermal heat pumps are much more efficient compared to air source heat pumps, due largely to the fact that the temperature of the earth is (underground) remains consistent throughout the year. Additionally, a lot of geothermal heat pump fabricators now use electric multi-speed motors on their duct system fans, which makes for even more efficient operation. Therefore, having a geothermal system in your home can reduce energy consumption, which in turn means lower costs every month.



Since geothermal systems use multi-speed equipment to regulate heating and cooling outputs, you can enjoy a steady range of temperatures all year round. On the other hand, traditional gas and oil furnaces tend to put out a lot of heat at once before instantly cutting off, which can result in an unpleasant and constant rise and fall in temperature. All in all, a geothermal system will help keep your home at a comfortable temperature all year round, without the worry of dramatically varied temperature ranges.



Geothermal systems often pay for themselves very quickly, often in less than 5 years. They save you money in energy bills each month and require less lifetime maintenance costs, which means you can enjoy a comfortable and economical system that gives you financial peace of mind.



One of the arguably greatest benefits of a geothermal system is that it is very environmentally-friendly compared to traditional heating and cooling systems. Since geothermal heat pumps rely on electricity to transfer heat rather than burning fossil fuels to produce heat, they have a much lower carbon footprint compared to an HVAC system. In fact, the EPA has informed that a geothermal system produces much less environmental harm compared to any other air conditioning technology available today. That speaks volumes.



If all the above advantages don’t entice you, maybe the fact that a geothermal system can last as long as 50 years will. Geothermal systems have been known to last much longer than any other traditional conditioning system, all while being an economical and comfortable solution for your home.

And there you have it. If you’d like to learn more about how a geothermal system can benefit your home and family, get in touch with American Heating and Cooling today! Call us at (845) 473-1966 or email us at

Here at American Heating & Cooling, our team of expert heating and cooling professionals apply cutting edge technologies and green solutions– including geothermal– to provide the best solution for your home or place of business. We serve The Hudson Valley; Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Ulster & West Chester Counties. We look forward to hearing from you!