Installation Planning As it is with conventional heating and cooling systems, geothermal heating systems require a little planning to make sure that the equipment and all of its components are the right size and configuration for your home. It’s also important to realize that adding geothermal technology to run your heating and cooling system isn’t something that you can take care of yourself, so ensure you’re consulting a professional geothermal contractor like Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. The Process SIZE AND COST The first step will be sitting down with a geothermal HVAC system expert from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to decide on the size of geothermal system needed to heat and cool your home. No two homes in North America are alike, so receiving an estimate for your specific home is crucial to ensuring the greatest energy-efficiency boost in the long run. LOOP CHOICE Depending on the land or water resources available to you, there are a few different configurations to go with: horizontal loop, vertical loop or pond loop. This will be chosen during your consultation so that you know exactly what you’re getting when it comes to installation of the system. Integration Regardless if you are adding geothermal to an existing system or completely replacing your traditional system, you can take advantage of the upside of geothermal technology. DIGGING Once the utilities are marked in your yard, digging will kickoff and the pipes will be installed in a u-shape pattern. Once the pipes are ready, any open channels will be backfilled and you can add grass seed or sod. Equipment Installation with the pipes and outdoor work taken care of, the indoor portion of your installation can begin. Fitting your geothermal HVAC system inside isn’t very different from what you’d expect of any other heating or central AC installation – removal and replacement of the old system, hooking it up to the existing duct work, and system setup and calibration. It is important to note that each geothermal installation has its own timeline precisely created for that situation, so consult Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to have them do an analysis and determine the anticipated time needed for your system. Once your new geothermal system is in place, you can use it like any other heating or cooling equipment, planning annual maintenance to keep it running at peak performance. Geothermal heating and cooling is as reliable as traditional heating and cooling systems, but once installed, it can provide you even greater efficiency than traditional systems. While geothermal heating and cooling hasn’t completely taken over North America yet, you can still take advantage of the significant energy-saving and tax-saving benefits it can provide. Feel free to give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 866-397-3787, arrange an appointment online or use our chat feature to get a free estimate, and learn more about your geothermal heating and cooling system options.