Geothermal Heating and Cooling in Gaithersburg

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 System Installation

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:

  • Introduction and Planning

    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.

  • Size and Cost

    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.

  • Loop Choice

    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.

  • Did You Know?

    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.

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Ground-Source Heat Pumps vs. Water-Source Heat Pumps

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.

Ground-Source Heat Pumps

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.

Water-Source Heat Pumps

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.

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Our Geothermal Installation Process

We start by identifying any existing underground utilities to make sure breaking ground doesn’t impact anything. Pipes are then placed underground in a U-shaped pattern. Once the pipes are in place, any open spots can be refilled with grass seed or sod.

After that, we proceed to installing the internal components of the system. A geothermal HVAC system is roughly similar to traditional heating or central AC installation. We’ll replace the old unit before hooking your new system up to existing ductwork. Before long, you’re enjoying energy-efficient heating and cooling!

Each geothermal installation project has its own schedule, so check with Parker Pearce Service Experts for a better idea on how much time is needed.

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Plan for Annual Maintenance

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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