Installation Planning As it is with conventional heating and cooling systems, geothermal heating systems require some planning to ensure that the equipment and all of its components are the right size and configuration for your home. It’s also important to remember that adding geothermal technology to work your heating and cooling system isn’t something that you can handle yourself, so ensure you’re working with a professional geothermal contractor like Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. The Process SIZE AND COST The first step will be talking with a geothermal HVAC system professional from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to determine the size of geothermal system needed to heat and cool your home. No two homes in Cleveland are identical, so asking for an estimate for your specific home is critical to ensuring the greatest energy-efficiency benefit in the long run. LOOP CHOICE Depending on the land or water resources you have access to, there are a few different configurations to go with: horizontal loop, vertical loop or pond loop. This will be determined during your consultation so that you know exactly what you’re getting when it comes to installation of the system. Integration Regardless if you are utilizing geothermal for an existing system or entirely replacing your traditional system, you can receive the perks of geothermal technology. DIGGING Once the utilities are marked in your yard, digging will begin and the pipes will be installed in a u-shape pattern. Once the pipes are ready, any open channels will be backfilled and you’re able to add grass seed or sod. Equipment Installation with the pipes and outdoor work done, the indoor portion of your installation can take place. Fitting 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, connection to the present duct work, and system setup and calibration. It is important to note that each geothermal installation has its own timeline specially estimated for that situation, so consult Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to have them do an analysis and determine the expected time needed for your system. Once your new geothermal system is installed, you can utilize it like any other heating or cooling equipment, scheduling annual maintenance to keep it operating at its highest level of performance. Geothermal heating and cooling is as trustworthy as traditional heating and cooling systems, but once installed, it can offer you even greater efficiency than traditional systems. While geothermal heating and cooling hasn’t completely taken over Cleveland yet, you can still reap the significant energy-saving and tax-saving benefits it can provide. Feel free to give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 440-252-1375, 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.