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 note that adding geothermal technology to run your heating and cooling system isn’t something that you can do 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 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 Canada are equal, so asking for an estimate for your specific home is crucial to ensuring the greatest energy-efficiency boost in the long run. LOOP CHOICE Depending on the land or water resources you have access to, 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 receiving when it comes to installation of the system. Integration Regardless if you are getting geothermal for an existing system or totally replacing your traditional system, you can receive the benefits 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 in place, any open trenches will be backfilled and you’re free to add grass seed or sod. Equipment Installation with the pipes and outdoor work complete, the indoor portion of your installation can start. Installing 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 important to note that each geothermal installation has its own timeline specially created for that situation, so chat with 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 added, you can utilize it like any other heating or cooling equipment, setting up annual maintenance to keep it working at its highest level of performance. Geothermal heating and cooling is as dependable as traditional heating and cooling systems, but once installed, it can provide you even higher efficiency than traditional systems. While geothermal heating and cooling hasn’t completely taken over Canada yet, you can still take advantage of the significant energy-saving and tax-saving benefits it can provide. Feel free to give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 866-397-3787, 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.