This past heating season with my oil fired Hydronic system I utilized 450 gallons of oil. I shutter to think of what it is going to cost to get my tank refilled this Summer.
I live in a 1450 sq ft Ranch home built in the 60's. It is maginally insulated.
About 8 years ago I installed central A/C which included the necessary ductwork. I have 1 large return in a hallway and 3 smaller returns in the bedrooms. 2 supplies in the living room and the same in the kitchen/ dining room. There are also supplies in the bedrooms. I am currently utilizing a Coleman 10 SEER condensor and air handler.
I have located a local Geothermal contractor that will install my horizontal ground loop for a fraction of the full installed price. I can purchase the water/air heat exchanger from my local distributor and from what I have read, it dosen't seem to be any more difficult than the many split systems that I have installed. Am I missing something?
I fully realize that you do not know my qualifications, but I have been servicing and installing A/C systems for 25 years.
I will keep my oil system as my emergency back-up system.