Geothermal Installation Checklist

A geothermal heat pump is not a trivial investment, and installation can itself be a significant undertaking. Before you can take advantage of high efficiency savings, there is a lot of planning that needs to be done and many different variables to consider. Fortunately for you, we've done a lot of thinking and research on geothermal heat pumps. Use our geothermal installation checklist to make the process as pain free as possible.

1. Local Ordinances

Contact your local municipal or county government and find out if there are any restrictions of geothermal heat pump open loop installations. These are common, but if your locality doesn't have one you might be able to use an open loop. In many cases an open loop can cut your installation costs and save you more money over time.

2. Soil & Water

Learn about local geology and water chemistry. Regional soil composition will play a role in how efficiently your geothermal heat pump functions and water chemistry will play a part in deciding whether you're going to use an open or closed loop system.

3. Ground Space

If you're using a common closed loop ground network, measure your yard to make sure you have enough room for a horizontal installation. Horizontal is frequently the best bet for most lots, but some aren't big enough. A smaller lot will need a vertical installation and that's something you must know before you start digging.

4. Homeowner's Insurance

Contact your insurance agent to ensure your current homeowner policy covers a geothermal heat pump. If it doesn't, you need to get that fixed and even when if it already does, informing your insurance company of a new system is never a bad idea.

5. Underground Obstacles

You know the "Call Before You Dig" phone number? Yeah, call that. The last thing you need is a broken water main flooding your yard.

6. Comfy Recliner

Geothermal installation prep is done. Now all you have to do is buy a unit (from us), get it installed, and then prepare an armchair so you can kick back and enjoy the savings.

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