Posts Tagged ‘Geothermal Cooling’

Consider Installing a Geothermal Cooling System

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Residents of Davison, MI are always interested in saving money, and homeowners know how expensive it can be to heat and cool their homes. Most of us rely on centralized air conditioners to do the job, which use refrigerant to generate cool air and blow it into your home via a system of ducts. But that’s not the only kind of air conditioning available. Geothermal systems, which tap into the power of the earth itself, make an attractive alternative for those willing to invest in it. If you’re looking for a change in your heating and cooling system, you would do well to consider it. (more…)

What Is a Heat Sink?

Monday, August 24th, 2015

There’s a lot of terminology surrounding whole home cooling systems: compressor, condenser, ductless, etc. One that you may not be all that familiar with is “heat sink.” This is because a heat sink is particular to a specific kind of cooling system: geothermal. To understand what a heat sink is, you need to understand how a geothermal system cools your home in Flint, MI. (more…)

I Can Cool My House with a Geothermal System?

Monday, May 18th, 2015

These days, homeowners have more choices than ever when it comes to whole home cooling. But if you are looking for a very environmentally-friendly system to cool your home, you may want to consider a geothermal system. This type of system works very differently from other systems in that it uses the Earth to help cool your home (bonus: it heats, too). Due to its unique structure and functioning, it’s imperative to hire experts of geothermal systems for the installation and maintenance of this type of system. The trained and certified professionals at Davison Heating & Cooling are such experts, and we can help you with all your geothermal system needs. (more…)

What Can I Expect From Geothermal Cooling Installation?

Friday, May 16th, 2014

People commonly associate geothermal power with heating, which makes sense: the earth provides heat, and “thermal” is right in the name. However, the power of the earth can also provide you with cooling for your home. Geothermal systems are heat pumps, capable of either moving heat from the earth to inside a home, or removing heat from a home to inside the ground. The consistent temperature in the ground permits geothermal heat pumps to work more efficient than air-source heat pumps, which means they save money as well as provide comfort.

If there’s one drawback to geothermal heat pumps that might make homeowners reconsider, it’s the difficulty of installing them. However, if you have the right professionals on the job, the work will go smoothly and have little interference on your life. The process isn’t as drastic as you might imagine… as long as you have installers as skilled as those at Davison Heating & Cooling taking care of it! Call us to find out more about how we can install geothermal cooling in Clarkston, MI for your home.

Here’s what happens during geothermal installation

After a detailed planning stage, the actual installation begins with placing the indoor heat pump and the outdoor header that will connect with the underground pipe loops. After this, the intensive work starts. The installers dig trenches in your property at least 6 feet deep (the actual depth depends on the coil configuration and property space limitations) and 8 to 10 feet apart from each other. As the digging continues, the installers set up the overlapping loops of plastic pipes that will carry the refrigerant.

When the trenches are complete, the loops, secured into their overlapping configurations, go down into the trenches and are laid along the bottom. The installers then fill the pipes with water and connect the pipe ends to the above-ground manifold. The installers run the heat pump to check that there are no leaks in the manifold or along the loops. Only once they are certain that the system is operating as it should do they fill in the trenches and re-landscape the property.

The amount of time required to finish the job. Planning can take two weeks, while the actual trench digging and connection work can span one to five days. Your installers will be able to give you an accurate estimate after they have surveyed your home and property.

At Davison Heating & Cooling, we’ve seen how effective geothermal heat pumps are at keeping homes cooled or warmed their ideal temperatures no matter the time of year.

If your property is right for installation, then we think you should consider geothermal cooling as an alternative to a standard heat pump. Call us today for a consultation to get started.