Renewable Energy. From The Earth.
Geothermal systems are the most environmentally clean, energy-efficient and cost-effective space conditioning systems available today. A geothermal system taps into the earth to capture free, renewable energy for both heating and cooling. This transfer of energy is done through a series of lines buried in the ground or sunk in a pond, or by using well water. We are proud to be a Bryant authorized dealer!
How Does a Geothermal System Work?
Geothermal heating and cooling systems take advantage of the stable temperatures underground using a special piping system, commonly referred to as a “loop.” Water circulates in the loop to exchange heat between your home, the heat pump and the earth, providing heating, cooling and supplementing hot water at remarkably high efficiency.
The system transfers heat from the earth to the home in the winter and from the home back to the earth in the summer. The earth stays at a more constant temperature than widely varying air temperatures. Because heat energy is being moved, and not created, geothermal systems operate at higher efficiency than ordinary heating and cooling systems.
FAQs About Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems
You can help heat your water all year as long as the geothermal unit is running. It does not produce much hot water in the spring and fall because we are not heating or cooling as much. You still need a hot water heater. This just helps supplement the hot water heater.
There are two ways it can be done. The first is we dig a trench that the dirt is mounded back up and would need 6-9 months for the dirt to settle and be leveled before a good seeding can happen (cheaper cost loop). The second one is a boring machine that bores the pipe under the ground and does not damage the yard except where it leaves the house (can be done with an extra charge per ton to install this loop).
It takes one day for the outdoor loop and one day for the indoor piping and installation of the geothermal unit on most installations.
The cooling is very good and very efficient – same cold air as a standard air conditioner.
Some yards cannot have a loop, but sometimes the boring machine loop will work.
PROTUNE Maintenance Plan
Just like your car, your heating and air conditioning system also requires an annual tune-up. By having your equipment cleaned and calibrated regularly, you can maximize your energy usage, keep your fuel bills to a minimum, prolong the life of your equipment and gain peace of mind that your equipment is operating safely.
Two inspections within a 12-month period: one heating system inspection and one cooling system inspection
No overtime charges on repairs done after hours
Free diagnostic inspection ($79/$169 value)
Indoor air quality test ($99 value)
15% off repairs
100% satisfaction guarantee on all maintenance agreements
$269 a year for 1 system