Geothermal Heat Pumps
Did you know you can heat and cool your home naturally using the earth? Geothermal heat pumps are increasingly popular, and it’s not hard to see why.
The ground is an excellent temperature regulator below the surface. During cold weather, a few feet underground maintains a higher temperature. Want to learn more about these systems? Our team at Lochridge Priest can walk you through the entire process.
How Do Geothermal Heat Pumps Work?
Geothermal systems circulate a treated antifreeze liquid through a closed underground loop. On a chilly day, the earth heats the liquid. A ground heat exchanger extracts the heat from the liquid and transfers it to the heat pump, which dispenses the heat throughout your Waco home.
During the summer, the heat pump works in reverse, like an air conditioner. It removes heat and humidity from your indoor air and moves it the ground. The chilled air it returns to your home cycles back through your ductwork.
Some Geothermal Heat Pump Facts
There are plenty of reasons geothermal heat pumps are unique:
- They are among the greenest systems on the market.
- These systems don’t burn gas but instead rely on the sun’s energy that’s naturally deposited into the ground.
- The geothermal heat pump offers both heating and cooling. Many conventional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems require the combination of two units: an air conditioner plus a furnace or boiler.
- You can apply for energy tax credits. The IRS allows a yearly deduction for a geothermal system, including the cost of installation.
- Geothermal heat pumps use up to half as much electricity as a standard HVAC unit. By making the switch, you can save up 70 percent on your heating costs and up to 50 percent on your cooling costs per year, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
- You can expect your geothermal heat pump to operate efficiently for up to 25 years and the piping to last over 50 years. This long-lasting investment will increase your home value.
Geothermal Heat Pump Installation and Replacement
The geothermal heat pump is an exciting project to embark on, and our Lochridge Priest team of HVAC professionals will be with you every step of the way.
We’ll need to assess your Waco property to figure out the right piping system for you. The construction process will require excavation. Smaller lots may require a deeper dig to create a vertical loop, while large properties allow the piping to spread out horizontally at a shallower depth.
Additionally, we’ll need to take measurements in your living spaces to ensure the heat pump properly circulates air where you need it most. Want to see how a geothermal heat pump might look in your home? Talk to one of our knowledgeable Lochridge Priest team members for a free consultation and accurate estimate.
Geothermal Heat Pump Repairs in Texas
Is your geothermal heat pump giving you grief? No need to worry. Although they break down much less frequently than standard heating and cooling equipment, it does happen.
Our Lochridge Priest team trains regularly to stay sharp, keeping up on the latest technology and techniques in the HVAC world. We pride ourselves on diagnosing and treating any malfunctions your Waco home system might have. Even if we didn’t install it, we can fix it.
Don’t let the thought of yard excavation scare you away. If there is an issue with your underground pipe system, our experts can pinpoint the leak by circulating earth-safe dye. If there is a leak, the dye will rise to the top of the soil, meaning we’ll only have to dig in that spot.
Think you might have an issue? Call us right away before it turns into a costly repair.
And if your geothermal heat pump requires an emergency repair, we offer 24/7 emergency service to be there when you need us.
Geothermal Heat Pump Maintenance
It’s no secret geothermal heat pumps require less maintenance and energy than their more traditional counterparts, which use fossil fuel for energy.
However, professional maintenance checkups are an important way to protect your investment. Since much of the system is underground, it’s harder for you to spot problems.
During routine preventative maintenance visits, our Lochridge Priest geothermal experts will inspect your system thoroughly. We will check your electrical connections, internal components, and refrigerant levels.
Additionally, our professionals will be sure your heat exchanger and blower are running smoothly, and we will change or clean your air filter. We can also inspect your air ducts for needed repairs to help protect your Waco home’s indoor air quality (IAQ).
Schedule maintenance today and join our preventative maintenance program—Semi-Annual Maintenance Plan. You’ll enjoy discounts on labor, parts, and repairs. Plus, we’ll remind you when it’s time for a checkup.
Learn More About Geothermal Heat Pumps
Do you have questions about our geothermal heat pumps? Reach Lochridge Priest today at (844) 909-0489 or request service online to learn more about our heating and cooling options. We’re pleased to bring green technology to the Waco, TX, area.
For the Texas homeowner who wants to reduce their carbon footprint and spend less on utilities, geothermal systems are a terrific choice.
A geothermal heat pump takes advantage of the relatively constant temperature a few feet below the earth’s surface. Unlike a conventional gas furnace that burns fuel to generate heat, geothermal systems use a heat exchanger to move heat from one space to another.
During the summer months, your geothermal heat pump extracts heat from your Waco home—similar to an air conditioner—and transfers it to the ground for cooling. In the winter, the geothermal heat pump takes natural heat from the ground and transfers it to your home for heating.
Want to learn more about geothermal? Our team at Lochridge Priest specializes in providing practical and sustainable heating and cooling solutions to homes and businesses in Waco and the surrounding areas. We’re a trusted name for keeping families safe and comfortable.
The Advantage of Geothermal
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes geothermal heat pumps as the most energy-efficient and environmentally friendly system you can use to heat and cool your home.
A geothermal system costs more upfront than a conventional furnace and air conditioner, but you can recoup the additional costs through energy savings within five to seven years. Additionally, federal tax credits are available to offset over 25 percent of the installation fees.
Installing a geothermal heat pump is a particularly great option if you are building a new home or planning to upgrade your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Our friendly professionals at Lochridge Priest will work with you to determine if geothermal is the right choice for your home.
Other advantages of geothermal include:
- They balance indoor humidity levels.
- They operate whisper-quiet—no noisy fans.
- They last longer than conventional HVAC equipment.
- There is no exposed outdoor equipment.
- They do not expel odors, flames, or dangerous carbon monoxide (CO) fumes.
A geothermal system will increase your home value—call us today for a free consultation!
Geothermal Heat Pump Installation and Replacement
Geothermal systems circulate a treated environmentally friendly liquid through a closed underground loop made of durable plastic to transfer heat. Our team will assess your property to determine the best piping system.
On a small lot, we will create a vertical looping system. If you live on a large lot, we can spread out the piping to create a horizontal loop at a shallower depth.
Do you live near a pond? We can install the looping at the bottom of a pond or lake to create a water-source heat pump.
Once installed underground or in the water, the looping system will last over 50 years. A well-maintained geothermal heat pump can operate efficiently for 20 to 30 years.
Geothermal Heat Pump Repairs
These systems are incredibly durable and require little maintenance. If you ever detect a problem, call us right away. We can uncover any issues with the underground looping system by using an earth-safe dye to pinpoint leaks. The dye will rise to the top of the soil, so we only have to dig in one spot.
Our licensed technicians receive continuous hands-on training to stay up to date on all the latest technology in the HVAC industry. You can bet the company you hire to install and repair your HVAC equipment is just as important as the products you choose.
At Lochridge Priest, we provide accurate upfront pricing and will walk you through the job before we begin any work. We want to earn your business and become your go-to HVAC company.
We all know equipment tends to break at the worst times. That’s why we offer 24/7 emergency repair services, to be there right when you need us.
Geothermal Heat Pump Maintenance
Scheduling annual tune-ups allow our team to check the fluid levels, the condition of your heat pump, and other parts. A tune-up also allows our certified professionals to address minor issues before they turn into costly repairs.
Preventative maintenance plays a vital role in all your HVAC equipment. That’s why we encourage our customers to sign up for our Semi-Annual Maintenance Plan to save money on service calls, parts, and repairs. Plus, you’ll enjoy priority service and receive friendly reminders when it is time to schedule a tune-up.
Protect your investment and keep your equipment running at optimum efficiency to enjoy the most value. Call us today!
Call Your Geothermal Experts Today
The entire HVAC industry is going green! Install a geothermal system in your Waco, TX, home and start saving money. Call Lochridge Priest today for a free consultation at (844) 909-0489 or request service online.