Geothermal Heating and Cooling in Livermore

Geothermal systems are efficient, eco-friendly solutions ideal for saving on your heating and cooling bills. With the right climate conditions, a geothermal heat pump can supplement traditional HVAC systems, delivering quiet and sustainable comfort all year-round. Trust the Experts for geothermal heating and cooling installation as well as maintenance.

Geothermal System Installation

Geothermal HVAC systems are comparatively new, but that doesn’t mean you have to worry about a frustrating installation experience. Here’s what you can expect during geothermal installation:

  • Introduction and Planning

    The introductory step will be meeting with a geothermal HVAC system professional from Comerford Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to properly size the geothermal system needed to heat and cool your home.

  • Size and Cost

    No two homes in Livermore are alike, so receiving a free quote for your specific home is crucial to ensuring the greatest energy-efficiency boost in the end. Geothermal systems can be installed with a current system or can fully replace a regular system, depending on your weather. Check with your Expert installer for more info.

  • Loop Choice

    Depending on land or water resources, there are a few different setups: horizontal loop, vertical loop or pond loop. You’ll pick a configuration option during your consultation.

  • Did You Know?

    Despite the name, geothermal heat pumps are 2-in-1 systems that provide both heating and cooling. Whichever system you want to have installed, it will utilize steady below-ground temperatures to efficiently both heat AND cool your home.

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Ground-Source Heat Pumps vs. Water-Source Heat Pumps

Geothermal heat pumps can extract heat from the ambient temperature several feet underground as well as a sufficiently large body of water. You’ll choose a ground-source or water-source model depending on what will be most efficient.

Ground-Source Heat Pumps

Because the sun’s heat only penetrates a few feet underground, the temperature is much more consistent throughout the year. Ground-source heat pumps use this consistency to transfer heat in or out of a building. In heating mode, they pump ambient heat above ground, while cooling mode reverses the process to send heat underground for later use.

Water-Source Heat Pumps

Nearby water sources can also be a source of stable temperatures. Water-source heat pumps are particularly useful for cooling, so long as the body of water is at least 1/2-3/4th of an acre in addition to 8 feet deep.

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Our Geothermal Installation Process

We start by identifying any existing underground utilities to make sure breaking ground doesn’t impact anything. Pipes are then placed underground in a U-shaped pattern. When we’re done adding all the piping, any open spots can be refilled with grass seed or sod.

After that, we will install any remaining internal components of the system. A geothermal HVAC system is similar to what you’d expect from traditional heating or central AC installation. We’ll replace the old unit before hooking your new system up to existing ductwork. Before you know it, you’re enjoying energy-efficient heating and cooling!

Each geothermal installation project has its own schedule, so consult Comerford Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a better idea on how much time may be necessary for you.

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Plan for Annual Maintenance

Once the geothermal heat pump is fully installed, you can control it like any other HVAC equipment. Just the same, staying on top of routine maintenance helps keep your geothermal system in the best possible shape.

Geothermal heating and cooling can be as dependable as central forced-air systems, but with even greater energy efficiency. Make the most of these savings by staying up to date on maintenance.

Feel free to chat with Comerford Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today at 925-364-5427 or schedule online for a free quote or to learn more about your geothermal heating and cooling options.

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