At Simmons Heating & Cooling, we can expertly install a Geothermal Heat Pump in Norfolk, VA, for our customers. The pump resides in the ground rather than on the outside of your house. It’s called geothermal heating because the pump draws heat from the ground instead of the outdoor air. The consistent earth temperature warms the refrigerant liquid circulating in long pipes beneath your yard. The system provides adjustable heating for your home and water by connecting to a small unit inside of your home.
Geothermal Heating Benefits in Norfolk
A geothermal system will save you a lot on heating costs over the years. This means that this service may be ideal for you if you plan to spend several years in your home. This will enable you to see large energy savings as well as let you enjoy a long-lasting heating solution. More traditional systems last around 15 years, while geothermal pumps last for decades.
- A 30% to 70% reduction in heating costs
- Can last 50 years, while indoor parts can last 25
- Environmentally friendly, utilizing energy from the sun
- Requires very little maintenance
- Quiet unit both inside the home and out
- Installation is possible in new and older homes
- A 30% tax credit on installation
When technicians install a heat pump vertically, the system of looped pipes can run 300 feet into the ground. When they place it horizontally, the depth reaches around six to ten feet, with a wider width. The large underground area gives enough room for natural conduction without the use of fossil fuels. Alternatively, technicians construct these systems in ponds or in deep water reservoirs, where it derives heat from water instead.
Although a geothermal heat pump can last for decades, it’s important to schedule yearly maintenance with us at Simmons Heating & Cooling. To ensure longevity, technicians assess the antifreeze solution for quality. A downgrade in quality could mean your underground pipes are leaking. The inside unit is out in the open and therefore can have more wear and tear. By taking a look at your inside unit and your ducts, we can maintain the condition of your unit.
Choose Quality Geothermal Heating
We’ve built over 58 years’ worth of quality solutions for our customers in Norfolk. NATE-certified and equipped with top-tier parts and know-how, our geothermal technicians are here to meet your expectations. You can set your mind at ease knowing we have emergency repairs available, too.
Call us at Simmons Heating & Cooling or visit our website, and click on the “Request Service” button to book service on your geothermal heat pump in Norfolk.