For thosewho are dedicated to the highest energy efficiency possible, and who areconsidering the purchase of a geothermal heat pump, read on to learnmore about the system. The geothermal heat pump uses the Earth’s fairlyconsistent underground temperature to provide efficient heating and airconditioning in Plano, TX. Below the ground surface, at approximately 4-6 feet deep, the temperature remains anaverage of 52-55 degrees F year round. This factor enables a geothermal heatpump to yield up to 4 kilowatts of heat for every 1 kilowatt of electricityconsumed. 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 payfor itself within 5-10 years. The system lifespan averages 25 years withroutine maintenance on the heat pump, and approximately 50 years on the groundloop system. Customer satisfaction ratings are high with the system whenproperly installed by a qualified contractor. Contact Garland Heating and AirConditioning for heating and airconditioning installation in Plano, TX.
Thegeothermal field loop, also called a ground heat exchanger, is comprised ofpipes buried beneath the ground. The pipes are designed to be either ahorizontal or vertical field loop, depending on the land available and itscharacteristics. An additional option isan “open loop” system if a water source, such as a pond is available. The pipes of the field loopare filled withwater, antifreeze or other liquid medium. This medium is preconditioned belowground and is either heated up or cooled down in the heat pump, depending onthe time of the year. By using a medium with a preconditioned temperature, yougain greater energy efficiency in any weather.
Maintenanceon the ground loops consists ofthe 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 willrequire routine maintenance as recommended by the manufacturer. Our technicianscan provide geothermal maintenance, repair and heating and air conditioninginstallation in Plano, TX.
Thedynamics and installation of a geothermal system differ from a typical heatpump installation. Using a qualified installer ensures mistakes will not bemade that affects the performance, your comfort and the lifespan of the system.As with any HVAC system, the geothermal heat pump requiresaccurate 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 HVACprofessionals are properly trained orexperienced in geothermalheating and air conditioning installation in Plano, TX. Contact GarlandHeating and Air Conditioning to ensure a professional and reliable installationfor your home.
An Investment in the Future
The geothermal heat pump heating and airconditioning installation in Plano, TX is an investment in energy efficiency thatcontinues to give throughout the system’s lifespan. While the initialinvestment is higher than a conventional heat pump, the energy saved can payfor the system over a reasonable period of time, in some situations, as littleas five years.
How aGeothermal Heat Pump Affects the Environment
• The number of geothermalheating and air conditioning installation in Plano, TX continues togrow. This means geothermal systems currently installed have eliminated theuse of upwards of 40 trillion BTU’s of fossil fuels have been eliminated fromour environment, each year.
• The amount of carbongoing into the atmosphere has been reduced by 1.6 million metric tons, andcarbon monoxide by 5.8 million metric tons each year.
• The production ofelectricity has been reduced by 8 million kWh of power each year.
• More than 60,000geothermal units are installed each year, with an expected growth rate of 20%.Currently, existing units are the equivalent of planting more than 385 milliontrees, and removing 1,300,000 automobiles from the road.
Contact Garland Heating and Air Conditioning todayto schedule a consultation with our NATE certified techniciansfor answers to your questions, and/or to schedule geothermal heating and air conditioninginstallation in Plano, TX. You can rely on the expertise of our technicians to meet and/or exceed theindustry standards for geothermal heating and airconditioning installation in Plano, TX. When you contact us to provide installation andmaintenance, you are assured of receiving the expected performance, and lifespan of the geothermal heat pump. Our expert HVAC techniciansserve Plano, Dallas and the surrounding areas. Garland Heating and Air Conditioningis a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.