Installation Planning As it is with normal heating and cooling systems, geothermal heating systems require a bit of planning to make sure that the equipment and all of its components are the right size and configuration for your home. It’s also important to realize that adding geothermal technology to work your heating and cooling system isn’t something that you can take care of yourself, so make sure you’re working with a professional geothermal contractor like Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. The Process SIZE AND COST The first step will be working with a geothermal HVAC system professional from Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to determine the size of geothermal system needed to heat and cool your home. No two homes in Dayton are equal, so receiving an estimate for your specific home is crucial to ensuring the greatest energy-efficiency boost in the long run. LOOP CHOICE Depending on the land or water resources you can use, there are a few different configurations to go with: horizontal loop, vertical loop or pond loop. This will be chosen during your consultation so that you know exactly what you’re ending up with when it comes to installation of the system. Integration Regardless if you are adding geothermal to an existing system or entirely replacing your traditional system, you can reap the benefits of geothermal technology. DIGGING Once the utilities are marked in your yard, digging will start and the pipes will be installed in a u-shape pattern. Once the pipes are in their spot, any open trenches will be backfilled and you can add grass seed or sod. Equipment Installation with the pipes and outdoor work complete, the indoor portion of your installation can begin. Adding your geothermal HVAC system inside isn’t all that different from what you’d expect of any other heating or central AC installation – removal and replacement of the old system, hooking it up to the existing duct work, and system setup and calibration. It is essential to note that each geothermal installation has its own timeline specially created for that situation, so consult Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to have them do an analysis and decide the expected time needed for your system. Once your new geothermal system is added, you can use it like any other heating or cooling equipment, scheduling annual maintenance to keep it working at peak performance. Geothermal heating and cooling is as reliable as traditional heating and cooling systems, but once installed, it can give you even greater efficiency than traditional systems. While geothermal heating and cooling hasn’t completely taken over Dayton yet, you can still take advantage of the significant energy-saving and tax-saving benefits it offers. Feel free to give Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 937-503-7896, arrange an appointment online or use our chat feature to get a free estimate, and learn more about your geothermal heating and cooling system options.