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Geothermal Heat Pump | Air Conditioning Installation Plano, TX

Daniel Reichert - Friday, April 07, 2017

For those who are dedicated to the highest energy efficiency possible, and who are considering the purchase of a geothermal heat pump, read on to learn more about the system. The geothermal heat pump uses the Earth’s fairly consistent underground temperature to provide efficient heating and air conditioning in Plano, TX. Below the ground surface, at approximately  4-6 feet deep, the temperature remains an average of 52-55 degrees F year round. This factor enables a geothermal heat pump to yield up to 4 kilowatts of heat for every 1 kilowatt of electricity consumed. Furthermore, it can save you up to 70% on the cost of heating and 40% on the cost of cooling your home. In addition, on average the system will pay for itself within 5-10 years. The system lifespan averages 25 years with routine maintenance on the heat pump, and approximately 50 years on the ground loop system. Customer satisfaction ratings are high with the system when properly installed by a qualified contractor. Contact Garland Heating and Air Conditioning for  heating and air conditioning installation in Plano, TX.

The Field Loop

The geothermal field loop, also called a ground heat exchanger, is comprised of pipes buried beneath the ground. The pipes are designed to be either a horizontal or vertical field loop, depending on the land available and its characteristics.  An additional option is an “open loop” system if a water source, such as a pond is available. The pipes of the field loop are filled with water, antifreeze or other liquid medium. This medium is preconditioned below ground and is either heated up or cooled down in the heat pump, depending on the time of the year. By using a medium with a preconditioned temperature, you gain greater energy efficiency in any weather.

Maintenance on the  ground loops consists of the technician checking for a leak. If a leak occurs, repair will be required. Without repair the system will not perform effectively or efficiently. However, leaks are unlikely in a proper installation. However, the heat pump will require routine maintenance as recommended by the manufacturer. Our technicians can provide geothermal maintenance, repair and heating and air conditioning installation in Plano, TX.

The dynamics and installation of a geothermal system differ from a typical heat pump installation. Using a qualified installer ensures mistakes will not be made that affects the performance, your comfort and the lifespan of the system. As with any HVAC system, the geothermal heat pump requires accurate sizing for your home. However, unlike other types of HVAC systems, the geothermal system also requires proper design and  installation of the field loop. Not all HVAC professionals  are properly trained or experienced in geothermal heating and air conditioning installation in Plano, TX. Contact Garland Heating and Air Conditioning to ensure a professional and reliable installation for your home.

An Investment in the Future

The geothermal heat pump heating and air conditioning installation in Plano, TX  is an investment in energy efficiency that continues to give throughout the system's lifespan. While the initial investment is higher than a conventional heat pump, the energy saved can pay for the system over a reasonable period of time, in some situations, as little as five years.

How a Geothermal Heat Pump Affects the Environment

       The number of geothermal heating and air conditioning installation in Plano, TX continues to grow. This means  geothermal systems currently installed have eliminated the use of upwards of 40 trillion BTU's of fossil fuels have been eliminated from our environment, each year.

       The amount of carbon going into the atmosphere has been reduced by 1.6 million metric tons, and carbon monoxide by 5.8 million metric tons  each year.

       The production of electricity has been reduced by 8 million kWh of power each year.

       More than 60,000 geothermal units are installed each year, with an expected growth rate of 20%. Currently, existing units are the equivalent of planting more than 385 million trees, and removing 1,300,000 automobiles from the road.

Contact Garland Heating and Air Conditioning today to schedule a consultation with our NATE certified technicians for answers to your questions, and/or to schedule  geothermal heating and air conditioning installation in Plano, TX. You can rely on the expertise of our technicians to meet and/or exceed the industry standards for geothermal heating and air conditioning installation in Plano, TX. When you contact us to provide installation and maintenance, you are assured of receiving the expected performance, and life span of the geothermal heat pump. Our expert HVAC technicians serve Plano, Dallas and the surrounding areas. Garland Heating and Air Conditioning is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.    

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