Geothermal

Providing Geothermal AC & Heating Repair & Installation Services in Amarillo, TX – Call Today!

At Grizzle Heating & Air, we’re dedicated to providing Canyon area residents and businesses with the right heating and cooling solutions to meet their needs. For those who want powerful heating and cooling that’s also energy efficient and environmentally friendly, geothermal heat pumps are often ideal.

By taking advantage of the stable temperatures deep inside the earth, a geothermal system can provide highly efficient cooling no matter how hot a Texas summer gets. This same system delivers reliable heating when those temperatures drop down low, too. That’s why we’re so pleased to be able to offer our customers geothermal installation and repair as part of our comprehensive package of HVAC products and services.

How a Geothermal System Works

Geothermal heat pumps, like any other heat pump, use a reversible cooling cycle to heat and cool your home as needed. During the cooling season, a heat pump works just like an air conditioner, collecting heat inside your home and physically transporting it outside with refrigerant chemicals. During the heating season, the cycle runs backward, pulling heat from the outdoor air and bringing it into your home.

Standard heat pumps are great in areas with fairly mild climates but they sometimes run into trouble in extreme conditions. Instead of depending on the outdoor air, geothermal heating and cooling systems use an underground loop to tap into the much more stable temperatures found inside the earth. Even on very hot or very cold days, a geothermal system can provide highly efficient and effective heating and cooling.

Types of Geothermal Systems

Most residential systems use a horizontal loop configuration, which means the loop is buried only a few yards underground and spread out over a fairly wide area. Because there’s minimal excavation required, horizontal loops are less expensive to install and the space requirements usually aren’t an issue on Texas residential properties.

When there isn’t enough space available to use a horizontal loop, as on many commercial properties, we use a vertical loop configuration that bores deep into the ground. Vertical loops are more expensive to install because of the extensive excavation required, but they provide exceptionally efficient heating and cooling once they’re up and running.

A third option, the pond/lake loop, may be available if you have a significant water feature on your property. Depending on the water feature, this configuration can provide even more efficient cooling than horizontal and vertical loops.

Regardless of the loop configuration, geothermal HVAC systems are highly efficient and exceptionally durable. The indoor components of a geothermal system can last up to 25 years with minimal maintenance, compared to 10 years for a standard air conditioner and the underground loop is good for 50 years or more.

Geothermal Services from Grizzle Heating & Air

We’ve been working with geothermal heating and cooling systems for years and we’ll gladly bring our extensive experience to your home. Our technicians will do a full load calculation to assess your home’s heating and cooling needs, choose a geothermal system that’s sized to meet those needs precisely and work diligently to get it up and running in your home. Just give us a call to find out what geothermal climate control can do for your Canyon, Amarillo or Hereford area home!