The Earth absorbs almost 50% of all solar energy and remains a constant temperature of 50 °F to 70 °F depending on the geographical location. A geothermal unit utilizes this constant temperature for the heating and cooling of your home.
You can realize up to 60% energy savings with a geothermal system vs. traditional systems. There is no flame, no flue, no odors, and no loud outdoor equipment. A single compact unit can provide heating, air conditioning, and hot water.
Geothermal Heating Installation
Specialized technical knowledge and equipment are needed to properly install the piping. So, a geothermal heating system installation is not a do-it-yourself project.
Thankfully, R.J. Groner Inc. is qualified to install, maintain, and repair geothermal heating units. The ground heat exchanger in a Geothermal Heating system is made up of a closed or open loop pipe system.
Most common is the closed loop, in which a high-density polyethylene pipe is buried horizontally at 4 to 6 feet deep or vertically at 100 to 400 feet deep. These pipes are filled with an environmentally friendly antifreeze / water solution that acts as a heat exchanger. In the winter, the fluid in the pipes extracts heat from the earth and carries it into the home. In the summer, the system reverses and takes heat from the home and deposits it to the cooler ground.
Geothermal Heating Maintenance And Repair
Geothermal heating systems, which provide heating and cooling by utilizing constant underground temperatures, are a great way to decrease your home’s carbon footprint. And in addition to being one of the most energy-efficient HVAC options available, geothermal systems are also relatively easy to maintain. Just follow these two steps to maximize the life of your system, and call R.J. Groner Inc. for yearly services and maintenance:
Air Filter: As with most HVAC units, one of the most important things a homeowner can do to extend the life and maximize the efficiency of the geothermal units is to regularly clean or change the filters. If done according to the owner’s manual, this simple geothermal system preventative maintenance practice can help keep the unit working effectively by keeping the air coil free of dust and debris.
Condensate Drain: Homeowners should also periodically check the condensate drain. Just as with AC units, condensation can form during the warmer months on the coils of geothermal systems. Dirt and dust can flow with the condensation into the drain, which, over time, can clog the condensate drain. Check the drain once per season to make sure water flow isn’t being impeded.
Why Choose R.J. Groner Inc.
As licensed contractors and specialists in the field of heating and air-conditioning, we, at R.J. Groner Inc., have the tools, the equipment, and the experience to keep your geothermal heat systems running smoothly all year long. If it is emergency services that you need, we are available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To help reduce those maintenance emergencies, we offer service agreements to keep your comfort system running at peak performance.