Geothermal Heating Installation, Repair, & Maintenance Service
Are you sick and tired of sky-high utility bills? If so, we feel your frustration! It seems like electric companies are increasing their rates every single year. To help cut down on these icky expenses, consider a geothermal heating system! This cost-effective HVAC alternative is often overlooked by homeowners. Extracting natural energy from the earth, a geothermal system is energy-efficient, low maintenance, and eco-friendly. It will also keep your home warm and toasty during the winter months.
If you are interested in installing a geothermal heating system, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning is your local solution. Our technicians can repair, replace, and maintain geothermal units without breaking your budget. Just imagine all the gourmet hot cocoa you’ll be sipping with the money you save!
How Does Geothermal Heating Work?
Unlike traditional furnaces and boilers, a geothermal heating system does not need to burn fuel to create heat. Instead, geothermal heat pumps pull heat from underground soil and water sources. The temperature underground enjoys relative stability – with a consistent temperature between 50°F and 60°F. After creating heat in its loop pipe configuration, the geothermal heat pump cycles this energy into the home – delivering warmth and hot water with tremendous reliability.
The Benefits of Geothermal Heating
A geothermal heating unit is an investment that pays off over time. Eco-friendly, well-insulated, and cost-effective, you can count on a geothermal heating system to reduce energy costs, outlast traditional HVAC equipment, and operate quietly.
Geothermal heating systems are the most environmentally conscious HVAC option on the market – creating indoor comfort and warmth without any reliance on fossil fuels. This means you can heat (and cool) your home guilt-free. Furthermore, without the risk of carbon monoxide or other greenhouse gasses being released, you can sleep peacefully knowing that you’re not at risk of air pollution. Reduce your carbon footprint by installing a geothermal heating system today!
Increased Longevity and Reliability
Geothermal heating systems benefit from not being directly exposed to the elements. While conventional HVAC equipment endures weather-related wear and tear (wind, ice, snow, or rain), the main components of a geothermal system sit deep underground. Insulated by the earth, a geothermal system to survive several generations. Even the exposed parts – the indoor fans, pumps, and compressors – can work seamlessly for several decades with minimal maintenance and malfunctions.
Buried deep underground, your geothermal system will be virtually silent. This can be a welcoming contrast to traditional outdoor HVAC condensing units, which can crank on-and-off and loudly hum as they operate. Even the above-ground/indoor parts of a geothermal heating system are designed to operate quietly – providing peace and tranquility.
Because geothermal heating units do not rely on fossil fuels, they deliver exceptional efficiency. According to Energy Informative, homeowners can save up to 30-70 percent on electric heating costs using geothermal heat pumps instead of conventional HVAC systems. Depending on the size of your home and your energy habits/demands, a geothermal heating system can save you anywhere from $400 to $1,500 annually.
Local Rebates and Tax Credits
To incentivize homeowners to convert their HVAC systems to geothermal sources, the federal government created a 26% federal geothermal tax credit (with no cutoff limit) in December 2020. Hoping to reduce carbon emissions, congress extended this year-end bill to cover all residential ground source heat pumps (GSHP) installed before 12/31/2022. Many local utility companies also offer tax credits to offset costs.
Low Maintenance and Long Lifespan
Geothermal heating systems enjoy significantly longer lifespans than conventional HVAC equipment. Protected within the earth and not easily damaged, the underground pipe loop endures very little wear and tear – and can easily function seamlessly for well over 50 years! However, with an above-ground heat pump, you should expect to replace it every 10-15 years (the same expected lifespan of a conventional heater).
To find out more about geothermal heating options in your area, call One Hour Heating & Air Conditioningat (800) 893-3523 today.
Geothermal Heating Installation Service
Our excellent team of HVAC specialists has the training, experience, and knowledge necessary to install geothermal systems for both homes and businesses.
How Much Does It Cost to Install a Geothermal Heating System?
The cost of installing a geothermal heating system will vary depending on the size of your home/business, the local climate, the type of soil, the condition of existing ductwork, and the make/model you choose. Compared to the costs of investing in geothermal just a decade ago, the pricing structure is exponentially more competitive thanks to an uptick in demand, manufacturers, equipment supply, and experienced installation experts. For a detailed discussion on your specific needs and situation, give One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning a call. After a thorough consultation, we will happily provide an accurate, upfront price estimate.
How Many Years Would It Take for a Geothermal System to Pay for Itself?
Compared to the low costs of installing conventional HVAC equipment, a geothermal system will be more expensive upfront. However, according to the Department of Energy, it only takes approximately 5 to 10 years to pay off your initial investment. Considering a geothermal system can run flawlessly for over 50 years, this short amount of time required to recoup your investment is very minimal. Moreover, with federal tax rebates and significantly reduced electricity bills, your geothermal system can ultimately save you thousands upon thousands of dollars over decades.
Geothermal Repair Service
One of the primary perks of installing a geothermal system is its self-sufficiency and longevity. However, there are rare occasions when a geothermal system will require repair. Repairs for geothermal systems can cause anxiety in homeowners due to the difficulty of access. Don’t panic – most geothermal heating system repairs strictly pertain to the above-ground fans, compressors, and pumps. If a problem does arise in your system’s subterranean section, our trained technicians have the tools and skillset to get the job done.
Signs Your Geothermal System Needs Repair
Some common problems that emerge in geothermal heating systems include rattling noises, leaks, unexpected power loss, a worn-out heat pump, corrosion, water pollution, and malfunctioning coils. Let’s take a deeper look at these scenarios.
Loss of Power
A sudden and unexpected loss of power is often the consequence of two scenarios:
- There’s a defective interior cabinet
- There’s a problem in the ground loop
Power loss can also occur when a geothermal system overexerts itself to satisfy excessively high thermostat settings. When overworked for too long, it can break down. Fortunately, our repair technicians have the experience necessary to troubleshoot and resolve such issues.
If an unusual rattling noise arises, there is likely a mechanical issue with the fan motor. Mechanical issues can negatively impact your system’s energy efficiency and cause further complications. We highly recommend addressing issues promptly. Our stellar technicians will have your unit running smoothly and silently again in no time.
Higher Than Normal Energy Bills
As previously noted, geothermal HVAC systems are highly efficient – using significantly less electricity than conventional HVAC systems. Therefore, if your monthly utility bill is steadily increasing without any obvious reason, your geothermal system might be malfunctioning. In most cases, the problem is rooted in the heat pump, which we can affordably repair.
Just as traditional HVAC equipment deals with refrigerant leaks, a ground-source heat pump can leak as well – hampering efficiency and damaging the environment. If your geothermal heating system is struggling to sustain programmed thermostat levels, it is likely due to a leak. A leak in the subterranean loop configuration section can be difficult to detect. Don’t fret – One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning has the expertise and tools to inspect every facet of your system.
Wet Spots on the Lawn
Another sign of a leak is unexplained wet patches on your lawn. When a leak occurs, the mixture of water and antifreeze that circulates underground can seep out and rise to the surface. Our technicians can insert a dye to determine the leak’s location. By pinpointing the problem, we will better know what the situation calls for – whether that be a repair or a replacement.
A common problem of any aging geothermal system is corroded coils. Unfortunately, corrosion (rust, decay) will significantly diminish the transfer of heat from the ground source. If your geothermal heat pump is over 20 years, it might be a good time to consider a replacement. The newest, state-of-the-art geothermal systems use environmentally friendly refrigerants and are easy to install.
If the underground pipes of a closed geothermal loop begin to leak refrigerant, the system can harm nearby plants, contaminate local water supplies, and pollute the surrounding ecosystem. The extent of contamination will depend on surrounding soil conditions and the proximity of wells, water columns, and/or groundwater. Upon installing a geothermal system, we will be mindful of these factors.
Coils Are Malfunctioning
Are ice and frost appearing on the geothermal system’s coils? If so, there’s likely a refrigerant leak. This means that your coils are no longer absorbing heat. Malfunctioning coils can also release a chemical/burning smell. Whatever the case, we recommend turning off your unit and calling our technicians right away. We will come out as fast as possible to examine and fix the issue.
With the help of fans, geothermal heat pumps push conditioned air through ductwork. However, if you have a dirty air filter or poorly sealed ducts, this air will escape through the ductwork and make your home feel chilly. Our maintenance technicians can repair improperly installed/designed ductwork.
Geothermal Maintenance Service
After installation, our work isn’t over! Our proactive maintenance services will keep your geothermal heating system in top shape. By detecting potential complications before they turn into emergencies, we can help you avoid expensive heating repairs. Ask about our annual maintenance service today! Our technicians will ensure your geothermal heater stays in pristine condition!
HVAC Experts You Can Trust
Every One Hour® location is independently owned and operated. This means the technicians working with you will be familiar with the local climate, economy, infrastructure, soil, and legal codes. We also back our services with trusted guarantees: We want every customer to enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing their investment is in dependable hands.
Highly Trained and Reliable Geothermal Heating & Cooling Technicians
At One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, our reliable technicians always put customer needs first – going above and beyond to accommodate their schedules, requests, and needs. Fully trained and qualified to perform HVAC installations and repairs, our specialists are among the best in the business. You can count on our technicians to adhere to our strict code of ethics – prioritizing teamwork, integrity, respectfulness, and honesty.
Emergency and Same Day Geothermal Heating Installation & Repair Service
We know that HVAC emergencies can occur at inconvenient hours. That is why most One Hour® locations are on standby 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. We want to be there when you need us most. Arriving in service trucks stocked with specialty parts and equipment, we will do everything in our power to fix problems the first time.
When you choose One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, you will receive stellar workmanship and service from start to finish. If any issues arise after a repair or installation, we will rectify the situation quickly and thoroughly. Our services are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. That is why we proudly display the UWIN® seal. Issued by a third-party consumer service, the UWIN® seal assures our customers that we will always stand by our promises with complete accountability.
Contact Us Today!
If the many perks and advantages of installing a geothermal heating system appeal to you, give us a call today! Our specialists are ready and waiting to assist you – every step of the way. We will visit your home, assess your landscape and property, discuss your energy needs, and learn your price range. Finally, if you decide to invest in a geothermal heating system, we’ll be there to make sure your system is meticulously installed and receives continual TLC.
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Call One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning to find out more about geothermal heating in your area at (800) 893-3523.