Geothermal systems are efficient, eco-friendly solutions ideal for saving on your utility bills. Depending on where you live, a geothermal heat pump can supplement traditional HVAC systems, delivering quiet and sustainable comfort all year-round. Ask your local Experts about geothermal heating and cooling installation as well as maintenance.
Geothermal HVAC systems are innovative, but that doesn’t mean you have to worry about a frustrating installation experience. Here’s what you can expect during geothermal installation:
The introductory step will be meeting with a geothermal HVAC system professional from Parker Pearce Service Experts to properly size the geothermal system needed to heat and cool your home.
No two homes in Gaithersburg 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 local climate conditions. Ask us for more details.
Depending on land or water resources, there are a few different setups: horizontal loop, vertical loop or pond loop. You’ll decide on one during your consultation.
Despite the name, geothermal heat pumps are designed to work both ways, with a reversible pump that provides 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 draw on the thermal energy of both the ambient temperature below ground or a nearby body of water. You’ll install either a ground-source or water-source heat pump based on which type will be more efficient.
At 5 feet below ground, 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.
Nearby water sources are also fairly consistent in terms of temperature. Water-source heat pumps are ideal for cooling your home, so long as the body of water is at least 1/2-3/4th of an acre and 8 feet deep.
Once your new geothermal system is installed, you can control it like any other HVAC equipment. Just the same, you should schedule routine preventive maintenance to keep your geothermal system in better shape.
The dependability of geothermal heat pumps rivals central forced-air systems, but with even greater energy efficiency. Maximize these savings by staying up to date on maintenance.
Feel free to chat with Parker Pearce Service Experts today at 301-476-4577 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 inside the 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 smaller utility bills, despite higher initial costs. And they’re more efficient than a standard system with a furnace and air conditioner. You can even secure rebates, tax credits and other federal incentives to lower costs for the installation process.
Rather than generating their own heat, geothermal systems use the Earth’s natural ambient temperature for climate control. You wind up with lower utility bills, and geothermal systems will also usually last longer. So long as you provide it with preventative 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 are similar to traditional central 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 different types of climates. In fact, they’re often the most efficient type of system available!
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