Installation Planning As it is with traditional heating and cooling systems, geothermal heating systems require a bit of 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 realize that adding geothermal technology to work your heating and cooling system isn’t something that you can do yourself, so be sure you’re working with a professional geothermal contractor like Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. The Process SIZE AND COST The first step will be working with a geothermal HVAC system expert from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to decide on the size of geothermal system needed to heat and cool your home. No two homes in Ocala 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 can use, there are a few different configurations to pick from: horizontal loop, vertical loop or pond loop. This will be chosen 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 getting geothermal for an existing system or completely replacing your traditional system, you can reap the perks of geothermal technology. DIGGING Once the utilities are marked in your yard, digging will kickoff and the pipes will be installed in a u-shape pattern. Once the pipes are ready, any open ditches will be backfilled and you’re able to add grass seed or sod. Equipment Installation with the pipes and outdoor work complete, the indoor portion of your installation can start. Fitting your geothermal HVAC system inside is not much 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 worthy of noting that each geothermal installation has its own timeline specially crafted for that situation, so consult Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to have them do an analysis and decide the length of time needed for your system. Once your new geothermal system is added, you can treat it like any other heating or cooling equipment, planning annual maintenance to keep it working at peak performance. Geothermal heating and cooling is as dependable as traditional heating and cooling systems, but once installed, it can give you even greater efficiency than traditional systems. While geothermal heating and cooling hasn’t completely taken over Ocala 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 352-732-7320, 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.