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Geothermal Heat Pump | Air Conditioning Dallas, TX

Matt Parker - Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The geothermal heat pump, also called a ground source heat pump, is a central system that uses the energy of the earth to transfer heat. During the winter, it uses the stable temperature of the ground about 4 to 6 feet deep, as a heat source. In the summer, the ground is used as a heat sink. The moderate temperatures of the ground increase the efficiency of this specialized heat pump, and reduces the costs of energy for the homeowner. The system is also often called a ground source heat pump, in order to avoid confusion with traditional geothermal  power. Contact Garland Heating and Air Conditioning for additional information or to schedule installation of heating and air conditioning  in Dallas, TX.

The geothermal heat pump can save you as much as 70% on the cost of heating and up to 50% on the cost of cooling your home. The initial investment is higher than for a conventional air source heat pump, but the system will pay for itself. The return on your investment averages 3 to 10 years, depending on the amount of energy you use and your local cost. In addition, its long service life saves you money. The typical lifespan of the geothermal heat pump system is 25 years on the heat pump, and 50+ years for the ground loop system.

The Ground Loop

The geothermal ground loop consists of pipes buried 4 to 6 feet underground. The ground loop is available in a horizontal or vertical field loop, depending on the amount and characteristics of the land available. An open loop is also an option when a water source, such as a pond is available. The field loop contains water, antifreeze or other liquid medium, which is preconditioned in the ground, and  either heated up or cooled down in the heat pump, depending on whether it is winter or summer. The process reduces the heat pumps workload, providing a higher efficiency.

Maintenance on the ground loop is limited to the technician checking for a leak. If a leak occurs, repair will be required for proper performance. Leaks are not common when properly installed by a qualified technician. Our technicians can provide the installation, maintenance and repair of geothermal  heating and air conditioning in Dallas, TX for your home.

As with any heating and air conditioning system, the geothermal heat pump requires accurate sizing for your home. However, the geothermal heat pump is unique from conventional air source systems. The geothermal requires the proper design and  installation of the ground loop. You can rely on Garland Heating and Air Conditioning to provide a reliable installation of geothermal heating and air conditioning in Dallas, TX for you. Contact our NATE certified technicians today to schedule a professional geothermal heat pump installation for your home.

An Investment That Continues to Give

The geothermal heat pump  is an investment that continues to give throughout the system's lifespan. In addition, it is a great investment that also benefits the environment.

  • The number of installations for geothermal heating and air conditioning in Dallas, TX increases each year. For the environment, this translates to 40 trillion BTU's of fossil fuels that have been eliminated from the environment,  and continues to grow.   
  • The superior energy efficiency of the geothermal heat pump has reduced the need for 8 million kWh of electricity each year. Furthermore, the number can only continue to grow as installations continue to be provided. In fact, installations of geothermal heat pumps are approximately 60,000 per year.
  • The effects of currently existing geothermal units are equal to planting more than 385 million trees, and removing 1,300,000 automobiles from the road.
  • When you plan to upgrade to geothermal heating and air conditioning in Dallas, TX, rebates and tax credits may be available. Check with federal, state, county, local resources and your electric provider for up-to-date information.

Contact Garland Heating and Air Conditioning today to schedule a consultation with our NATE certified technicians. Our technicians will be glad to provide you with answers to your questions regarding the geothermal heat pump. Give us a call to schedule the installation of geothermal heating and air conditioning in Dallas, TX. You can rely on our expertise to meet and/or exceed the industry standards for installation of geothermal heating and air conditioning in Dallas, TX. Our expert HVAC technicians serve Dallas, Plano and the surrounding areas. Garland Heating and Air Conditioning is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.

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