So, you’ve been thinking about having geothermal air conditioning installed for your home. A good choice: you’ll not only invest in more efficient cooling (and heating), you’ll also invest in the environment.
Installing a geothermal heat pump is a large task that involves a number of stages. Fortunately, you can leave most of the hard work to professionals in air conditioning installation in Eugene, OR. You can find them at Comfort Flow Heating.
Here are the stages our geothermal installers go through to deliver the many benefits of geothermal power to our customers:
- Although the actual placement of the geothermal loops is the most labor-intensive stage of installing a geothermal heat pump, the most detailed stage is the evaluation of the property and sizing the system. The installers must decide on the type of loop configuration (vertical or horizontal) that will work with the space available, and the heat load capacity required to effectively cool and heat the home. In many cases, a 3-ton setup is right for most homes. However, the installers will consider factors such as the soil and local geology and available size for the loops when making these determinations, as well as the standard heat pump sizing concerns (house size, insulation, etc.). Sizing any home comfort system is a complex process, but geothermal systems go beyond in intricacy.
- The next stage is the installation of the water-to-water heat pump inside a home. Geothermal heat pumps rarely use chemical refrigerant, but rely instead on water run through the loops. The installers place the indoor unit of the heat pump inside the home in a position to hook up to existing ductwork. This work is little different from installing a standard air source heat pump.
- Next comes the actual placement of the ground loops that carry the water through the soil to deposit heat from indoors (air conditioning mode) or remove it (heating mode). This work will usually take a few days, but the time required will depend on the loop configuration. Shallower horizontal loops need less digging, while vertical loops will use more labor because of how deep they reach. After the loops are set and connected to the indoor heat pump unit, the installers run the system to test for leaks and to see if it cools/heats the home as intended.
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Many homeowners shy away from a geothermal installation because of the idea of their property getting ripped up for loop installation. Although the work isn’t easy, it’s also not as disruptive as many people imagine; with the right installers on the job, it will be finished before you know it, and you can begin enjoying one of the most efficient heating and cooling systems on the market. In only a bit over 5 years, your geothermal air conditioning installation in Eugene, OR will pay for itself in energy savings.
Comfort Flow Heating has a long history of successfully installing geothermal heat pumps, as well as repairing and maintaining them. Contact us today to speak to one of our geothermal specialists.