Geothermal System Installation in Greenville, SC
What Is a Geothermal System?
Geothermal energy is quickly becoming the best way to efficiently and sustainably regulate residential temperatures. To schedule your geothermal system installation in the Greenville area, give Energy Masters Air Conditioning & Heating a call today.
Geothermal systems transfer the heat underneath the earth’s surface to comfortable temperatures within homes and businesses. Using a network of pipes installed 200 to 500 feet below your home below ground, a heat pump captures the heat of the earth itself (a consistent 55°F) to heat your home. The process is reversed when cooling is needed. Geothermal systems don’t use any fuel and are three- to four times more efficient than traditional HVAC systems.
If you are looking for a geothermal system installation for your South Carolina home, call (864) 501-0096 to schedule your appointment.
Kinds of Geothermal System Installations
All geothermal systems harness heat from beneath the earth’s surface in the same way. However, not all loops follow the same arrangement. There is flexibility to account for differences in property sizes and available ground space. Our team of professionals at Energy Masters Air Conditioning & Heating can help you find the best arrangement for your geothermal system, whether that be horizontal, vertical and under a body of water.
Horizontal Geothermal Systems
Horizontal systems work well if you have a lot of space to work with. The loops are installed at least four feet underground, the bulk of the piping running parallel to the surface. The installation process for horizontal loops is typically more straightforward, so it is common for these systems to be less expensive than vertical systems. If you have the space, they are a great solution.
Vertical Geothermal Systems
For those who live on smaller plots of land or call more tightly-packed residential areas home, vertical geothermal systems are still an option. These installations extend the cooling loops down into vertical holes instead of trenches. These holes can run 200 to 500 feet deep. This is the more expensive option, but if you don’t have a lot of space, they may be your only option, and they work just as well.
A Bit of Waterworks
Sometimes it is possible to run geothermal cooling loops through a nearby lake or pond. When available, this method can be the least expensive alternative, but conditions have to be right. The cooling loops must be laid at least eight feet under the surface of the water to make sure they don’t freeze when winter comes. That would kind of defeat their purpose.
How Much Does Geothermal Cost?
Though initially expensive, averaging between $20,000 and $25,000 (about 30%–40% more expensive upfront than a traditional HVAC system), the energy efficiency and sustainability of geothermal systems make them the most cost-effective option on the market.
The exact price of your geothermal system installation will depend on the size you want to have installed, the type of loop you are looking for, site accessibility, and the condition of the ground where the system is installed. However, you can expect your sticker price to be between $10,000 and $25,000. This cost can be mitigated with federal, state, and local incentives including tax credit.
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How Long Will My Geothermal System Last?
Geothermal systems can outlive a traditional HVAC system by leaps and bounds, most units doubling the time frames of conventional HVAC systems. While your furnace may last 20 years if you baby it, geothermal units baseline is 20 years, with 25 being common. This means that your geothermal system installation will pay for itself over time.