We install ClimateMaster geothermal systems for homeowners all over Pennsylvania and many of them have bragged to us about upwards of 60% energy savings per year. That’s a lot of energy savings. As the safest, most reliable, and most energy efficient option available, it is safe to say it’s one of the best methods of cooling available.
What is Geothermal Cooling?
Geothermal systems are comprised of a geothermal heat pump, underground loop systems, and a distribution system, as with any HVAC system. Geothermal systems use significantly less electricity because all they are doing is moving the liquid through the pipes and running a fan. It is not responsible for the actual cooling process; that’s left to the natural processes of the Earth. Because of this, geothermal systems are about 300% more efficient than your standard cooling system!
The geothermal systems can be installed as a horizontal or a vertical ground loop. Space is the deciding factor in most cases. Horizontal ground loops are often preferred, but if your yard space is limited, you may be better off with a vertical loop. Your geothermal system can also be an open loop or a closed loop system. Open loop systems are always the better choice but can only work if you have an active water source to tap into. An underground well, a stream, or even a pool can be used as a cooling source. This water will be used to absorb the heat from your home via antifreeze flowing through these pipes underground.
The installation of a geothermal system is not a 1-day process; it often takes upwards of a month to complete depending on your current system’s setup and health. If new ductwork needs to be installed, it could take longer than one which just needs a modification or 2 to be compatible. It takes longer to install geothermal because it is a complex process. Because they are fairly new, there is currently no license requirement for installing a geothermal heat pump. All that is needed is a standard HVAC license.
Comfort Pro is an experienced geothermal installation company who is honest and affordable. As the largest and most respected geothermal contractor in the area, we can properly install your system.
If you have any questions about geothermal cooling, the installation process, potential energy savings, costs, or anything else that comes to your mind, please feel free to contact us. We’re more than happy to answer your questions. Be sure to check out our geothermal blog posts and our Geothermal FAQ page for more information.
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