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How Geothermal Systems Work & Why You Should Take Advantage Of Them Now

Looking for ways to lower your energy bill? Interested in saving up to 70% a month? If you’re thinking it’s too good to be true, you clearly haven’t heard of geothermal energy, yet. Let’s talk about how geothermal systems work and why you should act now.

Geothermal energy is energy that is extracted from the under the Earth’s surface. This form of energy can be used to heat and cool your home, while allowing you to also have an abundance of hot water. The shallow ground of the Earth’s surface remains between 50-60 degrees. The system generates the heat during the wintertime, and generates the cooler temperatures during the summer time, leaving you with great results at less than half the price you’re paying now.

Geothermal Installation

Geothermal heating systems are the most efficient, cost-effective, and safest solution for your energy needs. Having the system installed will not only free you from high bills, it will also keep you and your loved ones free from fossil fuel usage and lower your carbon footprint.

There are four great options to choose from; vertical loop, horizontal loop, open loop and pond loop. The vertical loop is the most common geothermal pump, and it’s mainly installed on smaller properties. With this option, several holes are drilled from 50-400 feet deep. Piping is then placed in each hole until they are connected in a looped pattern. Then finally, they are attached to the heating pump in your home. The horizontal loop requires an area with a lot of space. Deep trenches are dug with a backhoe, then piping is laid and backfilled.  On average, a horizontal loop can range from 150-200 feet long, with up to 800 feet of piping. Since these loops are fairly shallow, they are not recommended for use in areas of extreme climate. An Open Loop is used where there is an abundant source of quality well water. The well must have enough capacity to provide adequate flow for both domestic use and the WaterFurnace unit. Pond loops can be installed when the property is close to a pond or lake. Trenches are dug from the house to the pond and then filled with piping. Coils are then connected to the trenches, and they utilize the temperature that is below the body of water to heat and cool the property.

Additional Benefits:

  • Lowering Operating Costs
  • Fast payback
  • Enhanced Comfort
  • Reliable
  • Sustainable & Environmentally Friendly

In recent years, many HVAC companies sparked an interest in geothermal heating systems. They have their hearts in the right place, however they still lack the experience needed to properly install these heating systems. R&R Heating and Air Conditioning have over 26 years of experience in using geothermal heat pumps.  We’re IGSHP certified and have over 250 verifiable geothermal systems installed. We were the 1st heating and air conditioning contractor in the Northwest to do ground-source heat pumps. Currently, we are the only HVAC company in the Northwest that actually installs ground-source heat pump loops with horizontal directional boring. So whether you are looking for work to be done on your home or at your place of business, you can be rest assured knowing R&R Heating and Air Conditioning provides service you can trust!

So what are you waiting for? Contact us today and we’ll answer any questions you have regarding getting a geothermal system installed on your property.


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