Geothermal Heating and Cooling in Champaign

Geothermal systems are efficient, eco-friendly solutions ideal for saving on your utility bills. With the right climate conditions, a geothermal heat pump can supplement traditional HVAC systems, delivering quiet and sustainable comfort all year-round. Trust the Experts for geothermal heating and cooling installation as well as maintenance.

Geothermal System Installation

A geothermal heat pump is a newer kind of HVAC system, but that doesn’t mean you have to worry about a frustrating installation experience. Here’s what you can expect during geothermal installation:

  • Introduction and Planning

    The introductory step will be meeting with a geothermal HVAC system professional from Chief/Bauer Service Experts to properly size the geothermal system needed to heat and cool your home.

  • Size and Cost

    No two homes in Champaign are alike, so receiving a free quote for your specific home is crucial to ensuring the greatest energy-efficiency boost in the end. Geothermal systems can be installed with a current system or can fully replace a regular system, depending on your weather. Ask a member of our staff for all the details.

  • Loop Choice

    Depending on land or water resources, there are several ways we can install the pump equipment: horizontal loop, vertical loop or pond loop. You’ll pick a configuration option during your consultation.

  • Did You Know?

    Despite the name, geothermal heat pumps are 2-in-1 systems that provide both heating and cooling. Whichever system you want to have installed, it will utilize steady below-ground temperatures to efficiently both heat AND cool your home.

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Ground-Source Heat Pumps vs. Water-Source Heat Pumps

Geothermal heat pumps can draw on the thermal energy of both the ambient temperature below ground or a nearby body of water. You’ll want to choose between a ground-source or water-source model.

Ground-Source Heat Pumps

Once you’re several feet underground, the temperature stays relatively stable through summer and winter alike. Ground-source heat pumps use this consistency to transfer heat in or out of a building. In heating mode, they pump ambient heat above ground, while cooling mode reverses the process to send heat underground for later use.

Water-Source Heat Pumps

Ponds, lakes and other sources of water can can also be a source of stable temperatures. Water-source heat pumps are ideal for cooling your home, so long as the body of water is at least 1/2-3/4th of an acre as well as 8 feet deep.

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Our Geothermal Installation Process

We start by identifying any existing underground utilities to make sure breaking ground doesn’t impact anything. Pipes are then placed underground in a U-shaped pattern. When we’re done adding all the piping, any open spots can be refilled with grass seed or sod.

After that, we will install any remaining internal components of the system. A geothermal HVAC system is similar to what you’d expect from traditional heating or central AC installation. We’ll replace the old unit before hooking your new system up to existing ductwork. Before you know it, you’re enjoying energy-efficient heating and cooling!

Each geothermal installation project has its own schedule, so consult Chief/Bauer Service Experts for a better idea on how much time may be necessary for you.

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Plan for Annual Maintenance

When your geothermal heat pump is in place, you can manage it like any other HVAC equipment. Just the same, you should schedule routine preventive maintenance to keep your geothermal system in better shape.

The dependability of geothermal heat pumps rivals central forced-air systems, but with even greater energy efficiency. Ensure the most savings by staying up to date on maintenance.

Feel free to chat with Chief/Bauer Service Experts today at 217-689-2469 or schedule online for a free quote or to learn more about your geothermal heating and cooling options.

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