Geothermal Heating and Cooling in Long Island

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 Matz-Rightway to properly size the geothermal system needed to heat and cool your home.

  • Size and Cost

    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.

  • Loop Choice

    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.

  • Did You Know?

    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.

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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 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.

Ground-Source Heat Pumps

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.

Water-Source Heat Pumps

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.

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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 can install the internal components of the system. A geothermal HVAC system is designed somewhat similar to traditional heating or central AC installation. We’ll replace the old unit before hooking your new system up to existing ductwork. Before you know it, you’re enjoying energy-efficient heating and cooling!

Each geothermal installation project has its own schedule, so consult Matz-Rightway for a better idea on how much time is required to finish the process.

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Plan for Annual Maintenance

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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