Geothermal Heating & Air Conditioning in Joliet, IL
Would you believe it if we told you that beneath your feet is enough energy to power your air conditioner and heating system with unmatched reliability? It’s true! We’re talking about geothermal air conditioning and geothermal heating, which is a newer technology that our team installs and services.
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Geothermal installation can seem like a very large project that won’t work for your home, but our geothermal experts are read to show you otherwise! We provide full geothermal installation and other geothermal heat pump services.
Make the energy of the earth work for you with geothermal services. Call J&A today, sleep tight tonight!
Introducing the Geothermal Heat Pump
The basic geothermal system for home comfort is a type of heat pump, sometimes referred to as a ground–source heat pump to differentiate it from the standard air-source heat pump. An air-source heat pump carries out its heat exchange through the air outside a home: the exterior coil either draws heat from the air or releases heat to the air.
With a ground–source heat pump, the earth approximately 10 feet or deeper beneath the frost line is the medium for heat exchange. A water and antifreeze mixture moves through buried loops, where it either draws heat from the earth or deposits heat there. The antifreeze then enters a heat exchanger and transfers its energy to the standard refrigerant used in the indoor part of the heat pump.
How Does a Geothermal System Improve on an Air-Source Heat Pump?
Using the thermal energy from the ground rather than the air is an advantage for a heat pump because it’s accessing a stable temperature. At the depth the loops are buried, the temperature of the earth remains around 55°F, no matter how cold or hot the weather above the ground is. This makes the heat pump’s job easier, increasing its energy efficiency 5 or 6 times above that of an air-source heat pump. Even though a geothermal installation is more expensive than an air-source heat pump, the new system will soon pay back its costs.
Since geothermal systems have incredibly long lifespans (the underground loops can last more than 50 years), you will have plenty of time to enjoy the immense energy savings from the system. Plus, no worries about the heat pump losing efficiency during the coldest days of the year!
Full Geothermal Services, Including Repair and Maintenance in Joliet, IL
A geothermal installation is a major operation, but it’s one that our technicians at Johansen & Anderson Inc can take care of quickly and accurately. We’ll first see if your home is suited for geothermal, and then devise the right layout and configuration of the loops.
Once we have your geothermal heat pump up and running, you can relax knowing that we have you covered in case there are any problems in the future, such as a leak in the ground loops. Regular maintenance will help ensure that your geothermal system continues to work and pays back your investment. Contact us today to schedule service in Joliet, IL and the surrounding area.