Geothermal System Repairs & Installation
The technology works through an established exchange system that taps into the earth’s temperature. Very little fossil fuel is involved even when cooling or heating a large residence. Unlike conventional HVAC systems, the geothermal heating system is highly-energy efficient. It is your ideal choice when you take into account monthly electricity bills.
Types of Geothermal Systems
Ground heat exchangers in geothermal heat pumps are either open pipes, which use a constant supply of clean water to absorb the heat, or closed pipes, which are filled with an environmentally friendly solution of antifreeze mixed with water. The systems use three pipes—two to collect heat from the ground and one to actually exchange the heat. Closed pipes can be buried horizontally a few feet below the surface or vertically, 100-400 feet deep. This is why land size matters, since the horizontal system needs much more room.
Yet, the efficiency of a geothermal heating system is tied to its condition. You know the system is likely faulty if your home is not being warmed as well as usual. If you are experiencing inconsistent cooling or heating in certain areas of your home, it is probably time you called in a professional to help.
Geothermal systems are complex and call for professional attention when at fault. When you invite us, we examine all parts of the system to determine what is at fault, including components in your house that are linked to the underground pipe system, such as the ductwork, compressor, and air handler. We have top notch technicians with years of experience in geothermal heating repair who can fix all your home heating and cooling needs.
Geothermal System Installation
The actual installation process generally takes three or four days or up to a week depending on site conditions. The easier the drilling conditions, the faster the installation. Holes must be drilled or trenches dug for the pipes.
In vertical installation, the pipes are pushed into a U-shaped formation and a substance known as grout is added. This grout has the consistency of oatmeal and eliminates air and improves heat conductivity. Horizontal systems do not require grout. For either system, a hole is dug into your home and another pipe is laid to connect to the unit inside. Then the glycol or water is added, the unit is turned on, and you can begin providing comfort for your family.
Geothermal installation can save you money and help protect the environment. At Trenary Service Company, we can help determine if a geothermal system is right for your home.