Geothermal heat pump systems

Air-Tech Heating and Air Conditioning has been installing geothermal heat pump systems for customers in Rhode Island (RI) and Massachusetts (MA).  As a premier geothermal installation contractor, we have the knowledge, experience and technological equipment to execute a geothermal project for your residence or business.

Geothermal heat pump systems can save up to 70% in heating costs; up to 50% in cooling costs and 30 – 50% in hot water costs.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Geothermal systems are “the most energy-efficient, environmental clean and cost effective space conditioning systems available today.”

Why go geothermal?

  • No other heating and cooling system offers lower operating costs
  • System provides even temperatures throughout the year, with excellent dehumidification during the cooling season.
  • Free renewable energy from the earth
  • Flexible due to one unit providing all of your heating, and cooling needs
  • Environmentally sound because geothermal is a clean, green and renewable technology.
  • Reliable with fewer moving parts and much less maintenance requirements
  • Quiet operation and ascetically pleasing due to no visible outdoor unit
  • Safe and clean due to no flame, no flue and no odors
  • Government tax incentives available

Geothermal systems can be installed in an array of site and soil conditions to include a variety of loop system configurations. “Closed loops” use re-circulated fluid in a series of underground pipes installed vertically, horizontally, or in a pond.  “Open loops” use well water.

Frequently asked questions

Why are geothermal heat pumps so efficient?
Geothermal heat pumps use the ground temperatures as a “source” for heat energy during heating and use the ground as a heat “sink” during cooling.  The earth acts like a giant free energy battery, providing endless, renewable source.

How much space is needed for a closed loop system?
The smallest closed loop design, the vertical loop, may require a space of only 15 x 15 feet, or a line of 3 x 45 feet, located at least 10 feet away from the home.  Horizontal loops require considerably more space.

Are geothermal systems more expensive to install, and how long does it take for the extra expense to pay for itself?
Geothermal heat pump systems are generally more expensive to install than ordinary systems.  For replacement installations, the added cost is usually recovered in a few years.  For new construction, the added costs are of the system is included in the mortgage and the monthly energy savings may be greater than the costs.

Are geothermal systems warranted?
Geothermal units are usually backed with a 10-year limited warrantee on the compressor and major refrigeration components.

If you are a resident of Rhode Island ( RI ) or Massachusetts ( MA ) and interested or curious in geothermal heat pump systems, please contact our company and will be more than happy to help you.

International Ground Source Heat Pump Association

We are an IGSHPA Accredited Installer. The International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) is a non-profit, member driven organization established in 1987 to advance geothermal heat pump (GHP) technology on local, state, national and international levels.