Installation Planning As it is with normal heating and cooling systems, geothermal heating systems require a bit of planning to ensure 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 partnering with a professional geothermal contractor like Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. The Process SIZE AND COST The first step will be talking with a geothermal HVAC system pro from Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to choose the size of geothermal system needed to heat and cool your home. No two homes in Pierre are alike, so receiving an estimate for your specific home is crucial to ensuring the greatest energy-efficiency improvement in the long run. LOOP CHOICE Depending on the land or water resources available to you, there are a few different configurations to go with: horizontal loop, vertical loop or pond loop. This will be chosen during your consultation so that you know exactly what you’re ending up with when it comes to installation of the system. Integration Regardless if you are utilizing geothermal for an existing system or totally replacing your traditional system, you can take advantage of the upside of geothermal technology. DIGGING Once the utilities are marked in your yard, digging will begin 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 free to add grass seed or sod. Equipment Installation with the pipes and outdoor work done, 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 essential to note that each geothermal installation has its own timeline specifically created for that situation, so consult Peitz 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 in place, you can utilize it like any other heating or cooling equipment, scheduling annual maintenance to keep it running at peak 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 Pierre yet, you can still receive the significant energy-saving and tax-saving benefits it provides. Feel free to give Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 605-223-0307, 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.