A geothermal heat pump is a newer kind of HVAC system, but that doesn’t mean you have to worry about a frustrating installation experience. Here’s what you can expect during geothermal installation:
Your first step should be a meeting with a geothermal HVAC system professional from Levy & Son Service Experts to figure out which size of geothermal system is needed to heat and cool your home.
No two homes in Dallas are alike, so receiving a free quote for your specific home is crucial to ensuring the largest energy-efficiency boost in the end. Geothermal systems are compatible with your existing system or can fully replace a regular system, depending on your weather. Check with your Expert installer for more info.
Depending on land or water resources, there are a few different setups: horizontal loop, vertical loop or pond loop. You’ll choose the best configuration during your consultation.
Despite the name, geothermal heat pumps are 2-in-1 systems that provide both heating and cooling. Whichever system you want to have installed, it will utilize steady below-ground temperatures to efficiently both heat AND cool your home.
Geothermal heat pumps can extract heat from the ambient temperature underground as well as the temperature of a body of water. You’ll choose a ground-source or water-source model depending on what will be most efficient.
Once you’re several feet underground, the temperature is much more consistent throughout the year. Ground-source heat pumps use this consistency to transfer heat in or out of a building. In heating mode, they pump ambient heat above ground, while cooling mode reverses the process to send heat underground for later use.
Ponds, lakes and other sources of water can can also be a source of stable temperatures. Water-source heat pumps are ideal for cooling your home, provided that the body of water is at least 1/2-3/4th of an acre as well as 8 feet deep.
When your geothermal heat pump is in place, you can control it like any other HVAC equipment. Just the same, staying on top of routine maintenance helps keep your geothermal system in the best possible shape.
Geothermal heating and cooling can be as dependable as central forced-air systems, but with even greater energy efficiency. Ensure the most savings by staying up to date on maintenance.
Call Levy & Son Service Experts today at 469-250-0932 or schedule online for a free quote or to learn more about your geothermal heating and cooling options.
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Geothermal systems use energy from below ground to provide heating and cooling. They use a “loop” system by moving and delivering from either the ground or a water source in heating mode. In cooling mode, this process works in reverse by extracting heat from your home to the ground or a water source. The cold air in cooling mode is the result of the process of removing heat and humidity as air is recirculated.
Geothermal HVAC can be more cost efficient over time due to lower utility bills, despite higher initial costs. And they’re more efficient than conventional, forced-air systems. There are also federal rebates and incentives that we can help you navigate during the installation process.
Like other heat pumps, geothermal models don’t generate heat but rely on the Earth’s natural ambient temperature for climate control. You end up reducing your monthly utility bills, and geothermal systems will also usually last longer. As long as you keep up with maintenance, you can get 20 years from a geothermal heat pump and as much as 50+ years for an underground loop system.
Yes! Geothermal heat pumps resemble conventional heat pumps in that they are 2-in-1 systems capable of providing both heating and cooling. Even with this potentially confusing name, geothermal heat pumps are just as effective at cooling homes in many different climates. In fact, they’re often the most efficient type of system available!
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