Making the Move to Geothermal – Where do I Begin?
The prospect of installing a geothermal system in your home can be very overwhelming. With GeoSystems’ network of Accredited Dealers, you can be confident that your system will meet your home’s heating and cooling needs, fit into the available space and be the most cost-effective option for you.
GeoSystems geothermal systems fit seamlessly into your existing heating and cooling system. One of our Accredited Dealers will meet with you to determine the appropriate size and type of heat pump for your home based on criteria including:
Furnace Replacement and Retrofit Applications
This data will be used to determine which type of GeoSystem best fits your heating and cooling needs, whether it is a Hydronic/Radiant system, forced air system, or both.
The required capacity, state and local codes are all considerations when deciding the size and type of earth loop for your geothermal system, along with:
- Square footage
- Insulation in walls and attic
- Current distribution system
- Quality of doors and windows
- Available space
- Soil types
- Groundwater assessment
- Digging conditions
New Construction Installations
For a new construction installation, the GeoSystems Accredited Dealer will use blueprints to do a heat loss/heat gain on your home, otherwise known as an energy analysis. From those findings, the required capacity and size of heat pump will be decided. Next, the type of distribution system will be determined, whether it be a Hydronic/Radiant system, forced air system, or both.
Earth loop design is much easier and more cost-effective when installing for new construction. The same variables are taken into consideration with a new construction installation, without having to worry about existing landscaping and other obstacles.