Installation Planning As it is with traditional heating and cooling systems, geothermal heating systems require a little planning to be sure that the equipment and all of its components are the proper size and configuration for your home. It’s also important to realize that adding geothermal technology to operate your heating and cooling system isn’t something that you can do yourself, so ensure you’re partnering with a professional geothermal contractor like Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing. The Process SIZE AND COST The first step will be sitting down with a geothermal HVAC system expert from Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing to choose the size of geothermal system needed to heat and cool your home. No two homes in Kansas City are alike, so getting 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 chosen 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 getting geothermal for an existing system or totally replacing your traditional system, you can take advantage of the perks 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 in their spot, any open trenches will be backfilled and you’re able to add grass seed or sod. Equipment Installation with the pipes and outdoor work complete, the indoor portion of your installation can begin. 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, hooking it up to the current duct work, and system setup and calibration. It is essential to note that each geothermal installation has its own timeline precisely crafted for that situation, so talk with Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing to have them do an analysis and decide the anticipated time needed for your system. Once your new geothermal system is added, you can use it like any other heating or cooling equipment, setting up annual maintenance to keep it running at top performance. Geothermal heating and cooling is as dependable as traditional heating and cooling systems, but once installed, it can provide you even better efficiency than traditional systems. While geothermal heating and cooling hasn’t completely taken over Kansas City yet, you can still receive the significant energy-saving and tax-saving benefits it offers. Feel free to give Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing a call at 816-787-0500, 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.