Installation Planning As it is with traditional heating and cooling systems, geothermal heating systems require a bit of planning to make sure 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 run your heating and cooling system isn’t something that you can take care of yourself, so ensure you’re working with a professional geothermal contractor like Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. The Process SIZE AND COST The first step will be sitting down with a geothermal HVAC system pro from Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to determine the size of geothermal system needed to heat and cool your home. No two homes in Oklahoma City are alike, so asking for an estimate for your specific home is crucial to ensuring the greatest energy-efficiency improvement in the long run. LOOP CHOICE Depending on the land or water resources available to you, there are a few different configurations to go with: horizontal loop, vertical loop or pond loop. This will be chosen during your consultation so that you know exactly what you’re receiving 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 receive the perks of geothermal technology. DIGGING Once the utilities are marked in your yard, digging will start and the pipes will be installed in a u-shape pattern. Once the pipes are in place, any open channels 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 take place. Installing your geothermal HVAC system inside isn’t all that different from what you’d expect of any other heating or central AC installation – removal and replacement of the old system, connection to the current duct work, and system setup and calibration. It is worthy of noting that each geothermal installation has its own timeline precisely estimated for that situation, so chat with Gordon's 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 in place, you can use it like any other heating or cooling equipment, scheduling annual maintenance to keep it working at peak performance. Geothermal heating and cooling is as dependable as traditional heating and cooling systems, but once installed, it can provide you even higher efficiency than traditional systems. While geothermal heating and cooling hasn’t completely taken over Oklahoma City yet, you can still reap the significant energy-saving and tax-saving benefits it provides. Feel free to give Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 405-432-2197, 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.