When you consider changing appliances in your home one of the most important things is the lifespan. You don’t want to make major investments any more than you need to. Even a new stove or refrigerator needs to last you many years. We have been talking about upgrading our HVAC system for a few years now and really wanted to get that one right. I have studied just about every form on the market and found that the best one for our situation is a geothermal heat pump. We live where we have a fairly mild climate so it would be sufficient for year round climate control. It doesn’t use much in the way of energy so it is very economical to run, so long as the area it is installed in is not disturbed, there is little maintenance, and most have an average lifespan of twenty plus years. When you average out the cost of installation, equipment, and running expenses over the course of twenty years, it really makes a lot of sense. Geothermal systems are expensive but really pay for themselves over time. They are also more eco-friendly so that is a plus too. If you are considering replacement of your own HVAC system, I highly recommend doing your homework ahead of time. Your situation may be very different and you need to purchase the right one for you. They whole process can be confusing so rely on your trusted HVAC dealer to guide you as well. Your HVAC unit is one of the most expensive appliances that you purchase for your home so you want to make sure you are making the right choice right from the start.