Atlanta Geothermal Guide: Geothermal Loop Systems Explained

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When you schedule a professional geothermal heating and cooling system installation with Henson Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning, you are taking the first step towards making your home more efficient and eco-friendly. There is still a lot of work left to do, though, and that is why it is so important that you work with a qualified Atlanta professional. Your geothermal installation is a multi-faceted project, requiring the skill and expertise that only an experienced technician can provide. Our team of experts will help determine if geothermal heating and cooling is right for you and if your property can accommodate the necessary geothermal loop system.

The geothermal loop system is what allows your geothermal heat pump to absorb heat from beneath the ground or a water source on your property for use in your home. A number of different factors affect the installation of your geothermal loop system and the type of loop system that is most appropriate for your home. Geological factors including soil properties and the presence of any underground water sources will affect these decisions. The amount of land available is also an important factor that must be considered prior to the installation of any geothermal loop system.

There are a few different geothermal loop system options available for installation in Atlanta. The most common is a closed loop system. In this type of system an antifreeze solution is pumped through an underground pipe system repeatedly, absorbing heat, delivering it and repeating the process. This system is generally installed horizontally. When property size will not allow for this a closed loop system may be installed vertically, though the geothermal drilling necessary to do so makes it more expensive for installation.

In some cases, if the conditions are right, homeowners may opt for an open loop geothermal system. With this type of loop system water itself is used as the heat transfer liquid. Once it has been used it is simply emptied back into the water source. A lot of factors will decide if your water source is appropriate for this type of loop system.

For more information about the installation of a geothermal system or types of geothermal loop systems in Atlanta , just call Henson Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning. We have the answers to all your questions. Call today to schedule service. 

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