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 Matz-Rightway to properly size the geothermal system needed to heat and cool your home.
No two homes in Long Island are alike, so receiving a free quote for your specific home is crucial to ensuring the greatest energy-efficiency boost in the end. Geothermal systems can be installed with a current system or can fully replace a regular system, depending on your weather. Ask a member of our staff for all the details.
Depending on land or water resources, there are several different ways to configure your heat pump: horizontal loop, vertical loop or pond loop. You’ll decide on one during your consultation.
Despite the name, geothermal heat pumps are dual function systems that provide 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 several feet underground as well as a sufficiently large body of water. You’ll choose a ground-source or water-source model depending on what will be most efficient.
At 5 feet below ground, the temperature is much more consistent throughout the year. Ground-source heat pumps take advantage of this consistency when heating or cooling the property. In heating mode, they pump ambient heat above ground, while cooling mode reverses the process to send heat underground for later use.
Ponds, lakes and other sources of water can can also be a source of stable temperatures. Water-source heat pumps are especially efficient when used for cooling, as long as the body of water is at least 1/2-3/4th of an acre in addition to 8 feet deep.
Once your new geothermal system is installed, you can control it like other kinds of HVAC systems. Just the same, you should schedule routine preventive maintenance to keep your geothermal system in peak condition.
A geothermal HVAC system can be as reliable as central forced-air systems, but with even greater energy efficiency. Make the most of these savings by staying up to date on maintenance.
Contact Matz-Rightway today at 631-406-9220 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 end up saving money long term due to lower utility bills, despite the large initial cost for installation. And they’re more efficient than traditional central heating and cooling systems. Ask about federal rebates and other financial incentives during the installation process.
Geothermal systems don’t generate heat, instead using the Earth’s natural ambient temperature for climate control. You end up saving a lot of money on monthly utility bills, and geothermal systems are also usually more resilient. As long as you keep up with 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. Despite a confusing name, geothermal heat pumps are just as effective at cooling homes in a variety of climates. In fact, they’re often the most efficient type of system available!
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