Working as a Heating Professional Can Lead to Success

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Four Things To Know Before Converting Your HVAC To Geothermal Heating And Cooling

Abbie Wade

Energy efficient improvements are more than a trend today. If you want to save money on the ever-rising price of utilities, green improvements to your home are essential. You may try to improve areas of your home that lose a lot of energy, but you still need heating and cooling. This is something that can also be improved with things like geothermal HVAC systems. You can even have your existing system converted to geothermal heat exchanger to reduce the cost of heating and cooling your home. If you want to convert your heating and cooling to geothermal, here are some of the things that you will want to consider first:

1. Deciding On The Type Of Heat Exchange System Or Loop Of Geothermal HVAC

With geothermal heat exchangers, there are several types of ground loops (the circuit of pipes that exchange geothermal energy) that can be installed.  This can be a vertical system in tight spaces like existing homes, which use a well to supply the system. In newer homes, a horizontal loop can be installed, which requires more space and excavation. The horizontal loop can also be installed in bodies of water, such as ponds.

2. Incorporating Other Technologies Into The Design Of Your HVAC System

Geothermal HVAC is a great way to reduce energy costs, but it is not the only solution. There are also technologies that you can combine with your geothermal mechanicals. This can be things like solar collectors, which can help provide heating and hot water. You can combine these systems with thermal storage to store the energy for when it is needed to heat your home and get more energy savings.

3. The Systems That Will Be Using The Geothermal Loop For Energy Savings

One of the benefits of geothermal systems is that they can be combined with different mechanical needs. Not only can they be used for heating and cooling, but they can also be integrated into things like hot water heaters and refrigeration. This is something that is often done with commercial systems. In your home, you may want to consider also using geothermal for your hot water needs.

4. Integration Of Geothermal Into Your Existing HVAC Systems

In some cases, it may be possible to integrate geothermal HVAC into your existing system. This involves upgrading things like furnaces and air conditioners. Some of your system may not need to be changed though. Things like ductwork can often be left alone with only a few minor adjustments.

These are some of the things that you will want to consider before converting your heating and cooling system to geothermal. If you are ready to make these improvements to your HVAC, contact a heating and air conditioning contractor to convert your home to geothermal.


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