Steps to Install Geothermal Heating and Cooling System
Decide on the Appropriate Type of Geothermal System
The most important thing in this process is determining what type of geothermal system should be installed for your house. The selection of the type depends upon certain factors, which are given below.
- The location of the house
- The properties of the ground
- The availability of water source like well and lake.
If well or lake is present near to your house then you can install open-loop system. Otherwise, you should install closed-loop system. However, you should consult with an expert regarding this topic.
Dig Holes for Piping
Now, it’s time to dig holes and trenches to bury the pipes. However, if you are installing open-loop system then you don’t need to dig holes, but trenches are required to connect the loops to your house.
After digging the holes and trenches install the pipes provided in the package of geothermal system.
Install the Geothermal Heatpump
There are two pumps to install for your geothermal system. These are the geothermal heatpump and the recirculation pump. Purchase these pumps according to the housing and electrical codes of your area, and install them properly.
Connect Loops to the Pumps
Your geothermal kit may have all specific connectors required for the connections; else the manufacturer will provide the information about required things for connections. Get all the required things from the market, and make all connections.
Fill the Refrigerant into the Loops
If you are installing closed-loop geothermal system then a refrigerant needs to be filled into the loops. Open the air eliminator valve present on the recirculation pump; fill the refrigerant, and start the pump.