Providing Geothermal HVAC Services Through Hillsborough, Durham, and Chapel Hill, NC
With rising energy costs and dwindling fossil fuel stores, many folks in Hillsborough and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, are looking for more efficient and environmentally-friendly ways to heat and cool their homes. Geothermal HVAC technology is one of the most promising solutions. It’s good for the planet and great for your wallet. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, geothermal systems can reduce your home’s heating and cooling bills by 25 to 50 percent.
How Geothermal Heat Pumps Work
Geothermal heat pumps are amazingly efficient. For ground-source heat pumps, when it’s cold, as refrigerant or liquid travels through a subterranean loop of pipes, it water gathers warmth from the surrounding soil. During the warm months, the temperature underground is cooler than that above the surface. The process reverses, sending the cooler air inside and returning warmer air to the ground.
Air and water-source geothermal heat pumps follow the same principle. Rather than burning fuel or consuming large amounts of electricity, geothermal heat pumps transfer heat between the ground, air, a water source and your home.
Because the installation of geothermal ground loops is quite involved, it’s most practical if you’re building a new home or completing renovations. However, depending on the characteristics of your property, we can construct an open or closed loop, or a vertical or horizontal design.
- If you have a well or pond on your property, we can install a water-source geothermal heat pump. When a suitable water body is present, open-loop systems are an economical option.
- Closed loops rely on a self-contained network of pipes installed under the ground. Vertical and horizontal configurations are useful depending on how much space is available.
- Bodies of water can also transfer heat to a closed-loop system. This option is practical and convenient because there are fewer water quality requirements and restrictions.
Geothermal HVAC systems have an excellent life expectancy. The indoor components typically last for 25 years, and the ground loop has a lifespan of over 50 years. Few HVAC companies offer this option. We have many years of experience with geothermal systems, making us the go-to experts for geothermal installation in the area.
Geothermal Repair and Maintenance Services
Because of their design, geothermal heat pumps require less maintenance than traditional systems. However, if you experience any problems, our NATE-certified service techs can diagnose and correct any mechanical issue. As a Trane Comfort Specialist, we guarantee expert repairs. Our team of highly-trained service techs arrive with all the tools necessary to complete the job quickly and efficiently.
Your Local Geothermal HVAC Experts
When installing or maintaining geothermal HVAC equipment, it pays to work with an experienced contractor. Warren-Hay Mechanical is a proud member of the nonprofit, International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA), reflecting our dedication to promoting the advancement of ground-source geothermal heating and cooling. Few HVAC contractors hold this certification.
To better serve local customers, our service techs complete additional training for designing and installing geothermal HVAC systems. Our installers are also certified to use fusion tools that create secure junctions and long-lasting ground loops. Our commitment to high standards helps us to confidently back our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
If you live in Hillsborough, Durham, or Chapel Hill, NC, and want to learn more about geothermal installation and repair services, give Warren-Hay a call. We’re happy to answer your questions and show you how a geothermal system will work for your home or business.