Geothermal System Services in Charlottesville, VA
Custom HVAC Solutions in Albemarle & Fluvanna Counties
Geothermal heat pumps offer a clean energy solution and much lower operating costs, especially compared to conventional heating and cooling systems.
The HVAC technicians at Albemarle Heating & Air install, repair, and maintain geothermal systems in Charlottesville and the surrounding areas. As an authorized WaterFurnace dealer with years of geothermal experience, we can meet all your geothermal system service needs.
Why Install a Geothermal Heat Pump?
A geothermal heat pump works on the same basic principle as a conventional heat pump but is even more energy-efficient. Benefits of installing a geothermal heat pump include:
- Clean, renewable energy: Geothermal heat pumps emit no greenhouse gases, which is better for the environment and indoor air quality.
- Substantially lower operating costs: A geothermal heat pump can reduce your heating costs from 30% to 60% and between 20% and 50% for air conditioning.
- Quieter operation: The lack of an outdoor compressor or fan makes these systems much quieter than conventional heat pumps.
- Low maintenance: Fewer moving parts means less maintenance is required
- Longer life span: Geothermal systems last about 25 years, which is about 10 years longer than conventional heating and air conditioning equipment.
Geothermal System Installation & Replacement
At Albemarle Heating & Air, we proudly install WaterFurnace systems because they’re a leading manufacturer specializing in geothermal heat pumps.
Not every HVAC company offers geothermal systems, but we do. While we never recommend DIY HVAC installations, it’s particularly important to leave your geothermal installation to the professionals to ensure proper operation.
Geothermal System Repair
Geothermal systems are durable, but they still need repairs from time to time. Components will suffer from wear and tear, especially without routine tune-ups.
When the blower fan motor fails, leaks emerge, condensate drains clog, or other issues occur, our technicians will quickly diagnose the cause of the problem and apply the necessary repairs.
We adhere to strict safety and quality standards and guarantee the reliability of the geothermal system repairs we provide.
Geothermal System Maintenance
Preserving the efficiency and reliability of your geothermal system starts by staying on top of preventative maintenance. For the best results, we recommend scheduling geothermal system maintenance annually.
During a standard maintenance appointment, our technicians will perform a multipoint inspection and thorough cleaning customized to meet your system’s needs and the manufacturer’s specifications.
Why Choose Albemarle Heating & Air?
At Albemarle Heating & Air, it’s our pleasure to help our clients enjoy energy-efficient heating and cooling throughout the year. We work hard to deliver reliable solutions that help our clients reduce their carbon footprint and utility bills. We are always ready to answer your questions and help you determine the optimal HVAC solution for your family’s comfort!
When you choose the award-winning team at Albemarle Heating & Air, you will always enjoy:
- Service from NATE-certified HVAC technicians
- Upfront pricing
- Peace of mind guarantees
- Free estimates on replacement quotes and service calls
- Emergency HVAC service
- Financing options
- And more!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do geothermal heat pumps work?
Day in and day out, the sun’s rays warm the Earth. This generates heat that is then trapped below ground. And while temperatures above ground can range from well below freezing in the winter to sweltering hot in summer, the temperature below ground remains a relatively stable 50 to 70 degrees.
In the winter, the heat pump will draw this heat into the system, concentrate it, and circulate it throughout your home. In the summer, the flow is reversed to pull the heat from your home. It’s an efficient, effective solution ideally suited for Virginia homes.
Can you install a geothermal system in your existing home?
A geothermal system is easiest to install during new construction, but retrofits are possible. When adding this type of system to an existing home, ductwork modifications may add to the project’s cost. Our team of experts has the professional expertise to design a properly sized system and ensure precision installation for an efficient system.
Is a geothermal system worth the investment?
Though these systems save money long-term, the initial cost is substantial. The energy savings can help offset the cost of a geothermal system; per WaterFurnace, many homeowners see a return of 10% to 20% over the lifetime of their WaterFurnace geothermal systems. If you plan to stay in your home for years, you will recoup the initial installation costs. When installing a geothermal system during construction, you can include the upfront costs in your mortgage.
How efficient are geothermal heat pumps?
Geothermal heat pumps are among the most energy-efficient heating and cooling solutions available. It is not unheard of for these systems to achieve between 300% to 600% efficiency during the winter.
By comparison, air-source heat pumps typically deliver between 175% and 250% efficiency, while standard furnaces deliver 80% to 100% efficiency.
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