Geothermal System Installation and Replacement in Germantown
If you opt for a new geothermal heating and cooling system, it’s important to know everything involved in the installation (or replacement) process. Because drilling and digging are required, it is a much more invasive installation than a traditional air–source heat pump.
Use the information on this page to get started and if you are interested in discussing your options for geothermal system installation and replacement further, call Tuckers Air Conditioning & Heating.
The Geothermal Installation Process
The geothermal system and installation replacement process starts with laying out the best option for your home. In most cases, that means we need to determine the average heating needs for your home each winter and whether a horizontal installation will be sufficient or if you will benefit more from a vertical loop installation.
Additionally, because we will be digging, it is important to determine if there is a water source under your home. Most geothermal installations are closed loop, meaning a loop of pipe with water in it is circulated through the ground and back to the heat pump. However, if you have a deep underground water source, an open loop might be a better option, allowing us to use pre–heated water to supply your heat pump. Further inspection is needed to determine if this is an option on your property.
For horizontal loop installations, a series of trenches four to six feet deep will be dug on your property to facilitate the pipe lines. A heat pump will be installed outside and the coils and air handler will be installed inside. If you have an existing air conditioner or heat pump, some components may be reused, depending on their age and compatibility with the new system.
Replacement of an Existing Geothermal System
Our geothermal system installation and replacement experts are capable of removing your existing system and replacing it with a new one as well. In most cases, this process is simple because the underground pipes can be left in place and the only major component that needs to be replaced is your heat pump.
However, full inspection will be required to determine if this is the case and to ensure you get the best possible solution for your home’s heating and cooling needs based on the currently available technology.
Whatever your needs, know that when you are ready for geothermal system installation and replacement services, we are available to get the job done right for you. Call Tuckers today to learn more about all of our geothermal services and how these incredible systems can save you upwards of 40% on your heating and cooling costs each year.