Installation Planning As it is with traditional heating and cooling systems, geothermal heating systems require a bit of planning to be sure that the equipment and all of its components are the correct 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 ensure you’re consulting a professional geothermal contractor like McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. The Process SIZE AND COST The first step will be talking with a geothermal HVAC system pro from McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to decide on the size of geothermal system needed to heat and cool your home. No two homes in Grand Island are equal, so receiving an estimate for your specific home is critical to ensuring the greatest energy-efficiency improvement in the long run. LOOP CHOICE Depending on the land or water resources you can use, 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 receiving 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 upside 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 trenches 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 begin. Adding 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, hooking it up 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 talk with McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to have them do an analysis and pass along the length of 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 top performance. Geothermal heating and cooling is as dependable as traditional heating and cooling systems, but once installed, it can offer you even better efficiency than traditional systems. While geothermal heating and cooling hasn’t completely taken over Grand Island yet, you can still take advantage of the significant energy-saving and tax-saving benefits it offers. Feel free to give McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 308-210-4398, 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.