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Geothermal Heat Pump Installations

Deciding to heat and cool your home with a geothermal heat pump system involves selecting an installation design based on a variety of factors including land area, climate, ground conditions, and cost of installation. Licensed and certified geothermal specialists can review the closed-loop and open-loop geothermal installation, from the efficient system design to quality custom fabrication and thorough performance testing. Backed by a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee, our geothermal specialists do it all for you.

We use a licensed and certified third party for our geothermal installations. Our preferred geothermal specialists are certified to follow our rigorous guidelines and ensure a quality installation of your new geothermal system.

The third party team adheres to BGE HOME guidelines that are the foundation for a superior geothermal heating and air conditioning installation, from the efficient system design to quality custom fabrication and thorough performance testing. Backed by a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee, our geothermal specialists do it all for you:

  • Select drilling location for in-ground wells
  • Site check to confirm drilling location
  • Obtain all required permits
  • Deliver your new geothermal heating and cooling system
  • Install the plumbing loops
  • Install the geothermal heating and cooling system
  • Fill and purge plumbing loops with proper antifreeze
  • Perform proper loop pressure tests to ensure specific manufacturer specifications were met
  • Provide instruction on how the equipment operates
  • Clean the work area around the geothermal heating and cooling system
  • Haul away the old heating or cooling system
  • Assist customer with applying for various federal, state and local incentives
  • Perform 6-month loop pressure test to ensure efficient operation

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How It Works: Geothermal Heat Pumps

geothermal heat pumpA geothermal heat pump is a renewable energy source that uses the heat from the sun and the surrounding earth to heat, cool and, in some cases, provide hot water to your home. This energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system cools your home by removing the heat from your home and distributing it either into your water heater tank or back into the earth. The system heats your home by removing heat from the earth’s core and distributing it through your home’s duct system.

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Installation Options

Closed-Loop Systems

There are three ways to install a closed-loop geothermal heat pump system. Closed-loop systems can be installed horizontally, vertically or in a body of water such as a pond or lake. Deciding what type of installation design to choose depends on a variety of factors including land area, climate, ground conditions and cost of installation. Our third party specialist installs horizontal and vertical closed loop geothermal systems.

Horizontal Loop: A horizontal loop installation is used when an ample amount of land space is available. The most cost effective way to install a horizontal loop system is using the Slinky™ method. This method allows for the use of more pipe in a limited amount of land area, which can decrease installation costs.

 

Vertical Loop: A vertical loop installation is used when land area for the geothermal heat pump is restricted or when the ground conditions do not allow for a horizontal loop installation. Typically, holes for this type of installation are drilled between 100 feet and 400 feet into the ground.

 

Pond/Lake Loop: Pond or lake loop installations occur when there is a body of water located near your home that would be useful for installing a geothermal heat pump system. This option is cost effective because the installation process is not as complex as a horizontal or vertical loop system. Installation for this type of closed-loop system consists of running a pipe from the home to the nearby body of water. The coils, which are assembled on dry land, are then placed at the bottom of the pond or lake.

Open-Loop Systems

An open-loop system can only be installed at a location where groundwater from a well is available. This type of installation design is the most cost effective and the easiest to install because it uses the body of water as the source of energy.

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