Why Use Geojerry's Services?

There are two main reasons for geothermal heat pump problems. The first is oversizing the geothermal heat pump unit, and the second is undersizing the earth loop. Geothermal heat pumps are oversized because geothermal heat pump contractors do not calculate accurate heat loss/gains on the home or business that they are estimating. It's a lot of work to calculate the heat loss/gain on any home or business structure. You MUST measure the floors, walls, windows, and ceilings to get the correct square footages, and you MUST find out what the insulation values are so you can use math to get the correct BTUHs of heat that are traveling out of or into your building through the floors, walls, windows, and ceilings.

If an accurate heat loss/gain calculation is not done, your new geothermal heat pump system will not operate correctly and the efficiency will be as much as 60 percent lower than it could be. This will cost you a lot more money to heat and cool your home. This is why the first step in designing your geothermal system is sizing the geothermal unit. We will do a reliable heat loss/gain calculation on your home.

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Next is deciding what kind of earth loop system you will use: open or closed; horizontal loop, vertical bores, or pond. If you have access to a well, you may be able to go open loop, and we can tell you how to evaluate your well water to see if it can be used for geothermal. If you have access to a pond or lake on your property, we can tell you how to tell if it can be used for geothermal. Most people go with a closed loop system. We will need to know about your property soil conditions to properly design your earth loop. Included in the design will be simple drawings showing the earth loop piping lay out, and how the piping will enter your home. We will design the earth loop manifolds, and we have drawings and photographs of the manifolds so you can see what they are, and how they are installed.

About open loop design

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About closed loop design

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There are several ways to install your closed earth loop pumping system. There are Flow Centers, both pressurized and non-pressurized, or you can save money and do the pumping with a DIY Flow Center. We have all of the instructions for installing a closed earth loop, including the drawings, and pictures, and we will have the hard part already done for you, the sizing of the pumps (and earth loop pipe). We include makes and model numbers for the pumps, or if you choose you can purchase them from us.

We will need to know what kind of heat distribution system you will be using: air ducting or hydronic piping? We can design a new system for you, or evaluate your existing system for use with a geothermal heat pump. Designing a hydronic radiant system will cost $150.00, plus $50.00 per ton of equipment; a 5-ton radiant in-floor system design cost would be $400.00, for instance.

About hydronic radiant floor design

About air ducting design

Once you tell us this information, and we have sized your unit and earth loop, we can send you an estimate for your equipment. You can buy your pumps, earth loop piping, and other supplies and equipment from suppliers in your area, or from us, or we can send you links to online suppliers for some things.

If you purchase your geothermal heat pump equipment from us you will get all of the installation instructions. You will get installation questions answered via email, and/or phone. We label the control panel, and take a color photograph of it, and include it in the custom made installation manual. We also pre-wire the control panel thermostat connections with color coded wires, and label them, and we also pre-wire the thermostat with the same color coded wires, and this makes the thermostat wiring an easy no-fail procedure for you to do.

You can pay for the design of the complete system, and purchase everything from someone else, or purchase everything from us and get our installation instructions and help. We can work with you, and/or your heating, and/or plumbing, and/or electrical, and/or excavating, contractors. Some of our customers have chosen this way to complete their geothermal heat pump installation. If you decide to use any contractors for your installation, we will give you and them all the instructions they will need for a proper installation, so you will get the best efficiency and longest life out of your new geothermal heat pump system.

After you have everything installed, we will walk you though the start up of the geothermal heat pump. We will check the performance of the geothermal heat pump, and calculate the energy efficiency of it. This tells you if your system is operating at its highest efficiency. High energy efficiency will mean the best comfort you have ever known, your energy cost will be unbelievably low, and the geothermal heat pump will last 25 to 30 years.