Geothermal Heating & Cooling Litchfield Illinois
Geothermal Heating & Cooling Systems
Eco-Friendly Heating & Cooling
Did you know that this eco-friendly form of heating and cooling can actually have air quality benefits for your home? The average person spends between 75% and 90% of our total time indoors. With that in mind, it’s important to evaluate and optimize the quality of the air inside of your home. In fact, indoor air pollutants can number as many as 100 times that of the outdoors. Due to indoor air pollutants, many people report suffering respiratory problems and illnesses associated with poor air conditions. Our geothermal systems utilize the RGF Guardian Oxidation system, helping to reduce microorganisms in your air by over 99%. The benefits of this eco-friendly air purification system include:
- UV Treatment & Filtration
- Removes 85% of Gasses & Odors
- Approved by the EPA
- 99% Reduction of HINI virus
- 98% Reduction of MRSA virus
- 99% Reduction of Norwalk virus
- 97% Reduction of Mold Spores
- Eliminates air pollutants, chemical odors, smoke and more
- Energy savings of up to 70%
- Protection from rising energy costs
- High return-on-investment
- Long system life
- Reduced maintenance costs
- State & Local tax credits – consult a professional
Types of Geothermal Systems
Geothermal heating and air conditioning systems consist of two parts. The first is a series of loops or coils that are buried underneath the ground at your home. These coils are filled with liquid that helps carry out the heat transfer process that heats and cools your home. However, because all homes are different, the setup of these systems can change. Below are the types of systems that our team installs.
Closed-Loop Geothermal Systems
A closed-loop system is the most common type of geothermal system that we install. The closed loops are filled with liquid and buried underground. This liquid absorbs and stores heat, either from the outdoors or inside the home, depending on the setting.
- Horizontal Loop Systems – Horizontal loop systems are good for homes that have a lot of space in the yard for installation.
- Vertical Loop Systems – These are better for smaller homes that have less space. We can install a system with just a 10 x 10 plot of land.
How does geothermal move warm and cold air throughout my home?
There are two ways in which this can be done with geothermal systems. The first way, forced air, is similar to a central heating system. – it utilizes ductwork and a blower that pulls the air in once it’s heated or cooled. This is the most common method for homes that have existing systems already. The other method is through radiant floor systems. These systems are a series of pipes under the floor where water flows through to regulate the temperature evenly.
I have a traditional heating and cooling system. Can I retrofit my home?
Yes. Due to there being a variety of ways in which the systems can be installed, our team can work with almost any setup to retrofit a new system. We can also install a hybrid system that would supplement the existing system and provide up to 90% of your home’s energy requirements.
How long will my geothermal system last?
To answer this question, you must understand the components of your system. The loops, which are buried underground and complete the heat transfer process, should last for your lifetime. This part of the system should not have to be repaired or serviced unless affected by a natural disaster. The second part of this system is the heat pump unit that’s installed inside the home. That part of the system will need to be regularly serviced, repaired, and at some point replaced.
What makes geothermal economical and eco-friendly?
The best part about these systems is the money-saving and energy-saving aspects. The earth actually stores up to 50% of the energy from the sun underneath the service. This means that there’s a source of renewable energy stored right beneath our feet. A geothermal system taps into that, which helps save money over traditional systems that don’t use renewable energy sources.
Will geothermal work on a small property?
Yes. As long as you have a 10 x 10 area of land, we can install a system that will fit your space constraints. There are various types of geothermal systems to account for different property sizes and landscapes.
Where can a geothermal system be installed?
With various types of systems available, we can install geothermal systems almost anywhere, on any plot of land. Read more about the different types of geothermal systems, below, and call our staff with your questions.