Geothermal exchange systems rely on the earth’s natural, relatively constant thermal temperature to heat, cool and provide hot water for a home or business. It is a growing choice for property owners because it delivers year-round comfort with minimal environmental impact. Because a geothermal exchange uses little to no fossil fuels, it does not contribute significantly to greenhouse gas emissions and reduces our dependence on foreign oil.
Getting the right information on geothermal exchange systems can help you determine if a system is right for your home or business.
Learn the answers to the following on our Geothermal FAQ’s area.
- Can I install a geothermal system in my existing home?
- Can I utilize my existing well?
- Do I need a backup heat source?
- What is the turnaround time to having geothermal installed?
- How is a system sized?
Our first residential geothermal exchange system was installed in 1986. Since then we have installed close to 500 systems for residential use ranging from a 1,200-square-foot home to a 10,000-square-foot historic home with eight exchange units. Geothermal systems can be installed in all types of homes and businesses. We work closely with HVAC contractors and engineers of geothermal exchange systems to ensure the best product for our customers.
People who have installed geothermal exchange systems are more satisfied with the new system than with conventional heating systems, according to utility customer service surveys. Polls show that more than 95 percent of all geothermal customers would recommend a geothermal exchange system to a family member or friend.
Geothermal exchange systems are found in a variety of buildings, from newly constructed homes to retrofitted office buildings. The age of the building or its location does not immediately disqualify you from installing a geothermal system. Geothermal installation can also qualify you for a green energy tax credit. Call a Skillings & Sons technician for a consultation to see if your home, office, school or business is geothermal ready.