Installation Planning As it is with conventional heating and cooling systems, geothermal heating systems require some 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 operate your heating and cooling system isn’t something that you can take care of yourself, so make sure you’re working with a professional geothermal contractor like Freschi Service Experts. The Process SIZE AND COST The first step will be working with a geothermal HVAC system pro from Freschi Service Experts to choose the size of geothermal system needed to heat and cool your home. No two homes in Antioch are identical, so asking for an estimate for your specific home is crucial to ensuring the greatest energy-efficiency boost in the long run. LOOP CHOICE Depending on the land or water resources available to you, there are a few different configurations to choose: horizontal loop, vertical loop or pond loop. This will be decided 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 entirely replacing your traditional system, you can take advantage of the upside 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 in their spot, any open channels will be backfilled and you’re free to add grass seed or sod. Equipment Installation with the pipes and outdoor work complete, the indoor portion of your installation can take place. Adding your geothermal HVAC system inside isn’t very 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 essential to note that each geothermal installation has its own timeline specifically crafted for that situation, so chat with Freschi Service Experts to have them do an analysis and determine the length of time needed for your system. Once your new geothermal system is installed, you can use it like any other heating or cooling equipment, scheduling annual maintenance to keep it working at its highest level of performance. Geothermal heating and cooling is as reliable as traditional heating and cooling systems, but once installed, it can offer you even better efficiency than traditional systems. While geothermal heating and cooling hasn’t completely taken over Antioch yet, you can still receive the significant energy-saving and tax-saving benefits it provides. Feel free to give Freschi Service Experts a call at 925-384-1303, 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.