hey guys im new to the site and am looking for some advice. I have a 3300sq ft walk out ranch, with 3300sqft in the basement. It is a gold medallion home built in 1969 located in northeast ohio. it is built very very well. the builder went overkill on everything. it is extremely efficient. I have radiant CEILING heat no duct work and no ac and no heat in the basement. (other than a couple wall blowers) we are in the process of finishing the basement. and want to heat and cool the entire house. we had a price of k for a 5 ton water furnace envision unit, vertical loop, geothermal system. this includes the duct work for the house. and it will be eliminating the radiant ceiling heat. we also had a price on a york affinity high seer heat pump, and a carrier unit as well. this price was in the k ballpark including ductwork.
my question is.....
is it worth the additional Removed to install the geothermal.
is there going to be that big of a difference in the electric bills to justify geothermal.
I am ok with a 7 year or so payback. but 10yr might be pushing it. I am pretty young and dont know where the wind might blow me 10 years from now, but I do know I will be here atleast 10years, and quite possibly forever.
i appreciate any and all opinions.