Geothermal Heating and Cooling FAQ

Greenville MI Geothermal HVAC Contractors

Did you know the answer to heating and cooling your home could be underneath your feet? In Michigan, the underground temperature hovers around 50 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. Ground source heat pumps move this underground…

Greenville MI Geothermal HVAC ContractorsDid you know the answer to heating and cooling your home could be underneath your feet? In Michigan, the underground temperature hovers around 50 degrees Fahrenheit year-round.

Ground source heat pumps move this underground heat to your home and vice versa. Water source heat pumps transfer heat between your house and a nearby pond or lake.

Heat pumps can improve the energy efficiency of your home and save you money on utility bills. Check out our geothermal heating and cooling FAQ and hire one of our HVAC contractors to get started.

Is geothermal heating and cooling worth it?

Geothermal heating and cooling is perfect for homeowners who are interested in using clean renewable energy to keep their homes comfortable year-round. Whether you’re interested in replacing an old HVAC system or are building a new home, you can trust our years of experience. In addition to being energy efficient, geothermal heating and cooling can help you save money in the long run.

How does geothermal heating and cooling work?

A geothermal heat pump works by moving heat energy from one place to another. A geothermal heating system removes heat energy stored underground or in a nearby body of water and transfers it to your home.

In the summer, this process reverses so that the heat in your house is exchanged with cool underground temperatures. There are many different types of geothermal heat pump systems, such as ground and water source heat pumps. Our HVAC contractors can help you choose the right system for your home.

How is heat transferred from the ground or water into a home?

An antifreeze solution is pushed through a series of tubes buried underground or submerged in water. The antifreeze solution carries geothermal heat energy to a heat exchanger where it’s exchanged with cold indoor temperatures.

This process is reversed during the summer months when heat energy is taken from your home and transferred with the cooler underground temperatures. Depending on the season, the heat pump system will either heat or cool your home so it stays at a comfortable temperature year-round. Our HVAC contractors will make sure that your geothermal heating and cooling system is installed and working properly.

Do I need separate geothermal ground loops for heating and cooling?

No. A closed loop geothermal heat pump system is capable of both heating and cooling. When shifting from heating to cooling, and vice versa, the flow of heat is simply reversed by a mechanism inside the geothermal heat pump system.

Where will the geothermal loop be installed?

Where we install the geothermal loop depends on the land surrounding your house. If your property is big enough, we may be able to install closed loop systems horizontally adjacent to your home. For small properties, we are able to install a vertical geothermal loop system. If you are lucky enough to own a pond or lake, we can install the tubes needed for a geothermal system at least eight feet under the surface to prevent freezing.

Will geothermal heating and cooling help me save money on energy bills?

Yes. While you’ll have to pay to install your new geothermal heat pump, you’ll be able to save money on energy bills in the long run. Many of the homeowners we work with feel that geothermal heating and cooling is worth the investment.

Our heat pump contractors in Michigan strive to help clients maintain comfortable home environments year-round. We also offer furnace maintenance and furnace replacement. To request an estimate for a geothermal heat pump, call Parker-Arntz Plumbing & Heating Inc at (888) 641-3907.

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