Geothermal HVAC Installation & Repair Services
There is no more energy efficient and environmentally responsible means of heating/cooling than a geothermal system. Year-round comfort is achieved by taking advantage of the free energy source in your own backyard, trimming anywhere between 50 and 80% off annual temperature control costs. Safe, quiet, clean, and reliable, these innovative systems typically recover the initial investment in five years. To find out more about the many benefits of geothermal HVAC in Gaithersburg, MD and surrounding areas, contact United Service Specialists Heating & Air Conditioning at (301) 241-9200.
Your trusted source for geothermal heating/cooling.
Combining over 150 years of dedicated service, United Service Specialists Heating & Air Conditioning offers a complete range of expert heating and cooling services, including geothermal HVAC services. Through strict quality criteria, we ensure that the equipment we install and workmanship we provide optimizes the value of your system. Handling the installation, maintenance, and heating repair of geothermal fixtures, our licensed professionals verify accurate ground temperature loops, proper freeze protection, and accurate output temperatures.
United Service Specialists Heating & Air Conditioning will:
- Maintain, service and install geothermal fixtures
- Ensure accurate ground temperature loops
- Ensure proper freeze protection in ground loop
- Ensure proper output temperatures
Rewards of Geothermal Heating During the Winter
Geothermal systems draw from the naturally warmer underground temperature, absorbing the free heat and transferring it into the home. While the outside air is cold, forcing conventional systems to work harder and consume excessive energy, the geothermal heat pump maintains comfort for approximately a dollar a day. Plus, this innovative system won’t overly dry indoor air.
Rewards of Geothermal Cooling During the Summer
With the earth’s temperature remaining cooler than outside air, geothermal systems absorb heat from the home, transfer it outside and underground, effectively achieving a cool and comfortable home. The superior dehumidification capabilities of geothermal cooling allows higher thermostat settings, and you can also enjoy the benefits of virtually free hot water.
ClimateMaster geothermal systems use the consistent temperature of the earth to heat and cool your home, eliminating your need for oil or gas systems. Contact us today to find out how much you can save.
Geothermal Frequently Asked Questions:
Geothermal heat pumps are systems that use the natural temperatures of the earth to heat and cool your home or commercial property. These systems are highly efficient and can help you save money on your heating and cooling bills.
A geothermal heat pump transfers heat or cooling energy stored in the earth and transfers it to the home or commercial property from one place to another.
Properly installed, these pipes will last over 50 years.
Horizontal loop installations use trenches about 2-3 feet wide. This area will be bare temporarily, and can be restored with sod or grass seed. For minimal lawn damage, consider a vertical loop system, which requires less space.
Yes, a hot water generator can be added to most geothermal heat pumps which can save you up to 50% on your water-heating bill in addition to the reduction in heating and cooling costs.
The initial cost of a geothermal system can be higher than a conventional HVAC system. However, the systems typically pay for themselves over time with energy savings. In order to get an accurate comparison of overall costs you need to consider several factors:
- Return On Investment or ROI – The length of time it takes to recover the difference in costs, factoring in the monthly savings between the two systems. Payback for most geothermal systems runs between 3-5 years, while the systems can last well over 50 years and add substantial equity / value to your property.
- Federal, state and local tax credits, rebate programs, and incentives can significantly reduce the upfront cost of installing a geothermal system.
- Take a look at ClimateMaster’s geothermal savings calculator to see how much geothermal can save you on your monthly energy bills.