Installation Planning As it is with normal heating and cooling systems, geothermal heating systems require a little 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 take care of yourself, so be sure you’re working with a professional geothermal contractor like Donelson Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. The Process SIZE AND COST The first step will be talking with a geothermal HVAC system expert from Donelson Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to determine the size of geothermal system needed to heat and cool your home. No two homes in Nashville are alike, so asking for an estimate for your specific home is essential to ensuring the greatest energy-efficiency boost in the long run. LOOP CHOICE Depending on the land or water resources you have access to, there are a few different configurations to pick from: horizontal loop, vertical loop or pond loop. This will be determined during your consultation so that you know exactly what you’re getting when it comes to installation of the system. Integration Regardless if you are utilizing geothermal for an existing system or completely replacing your traditional system, you can reap the benefits of geothermal technology. DIGGING Once the utilities are marked in your yard, digging will kickoff 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 able to add grass seed or sod. Equipment Installation with the pipes and outdoor work taken care of, the indoor portion of your installation can start. Fitting 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, connecting it to the current duct work, and system setup and calibration. It is important to note that each geothermal installation has its own timeline specially crafted for that situation, so talk with Donelson Air 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 installed, you can treat it like any other heating or cooling equipment, scheduling annual maintenance to keep it operating at peak performance. Geothermal heating and cooling is as dependable as traditional heating and cooling systems, but once installed, it can offer you even higher efficiency than traditional systems. While geothermal heating and cooling hasn’t completely taken over Nashville yet, you can still take advantage of the significant energy-saving and tax-saving benefits it can provide. Feel free to give Donelson Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 615-953-9885, 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.