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Chicago Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems by Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning

For Chicago geothermal installation, repair and maintenance, contact the experts at Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning. For homeowners that are ready to reduce the amount of energy that they use in their homes, geothermal systems are a great option. While traditional heating and air conditioning systems use a fuel source like oil or natural gas to provide heat to your home, a geothermal system uses the energy of the earth to not only heat, but also to cool your home. Here at Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning, we are dedicated to our customers’ complete satisfaction and to the quality of service that we provide. We’ve been in business for over 100 years, and have experience working with all different types of heating and air conditioning systems. We can help you figure out if a geothermal system is right for you. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee and also a Lifetime Workmanship Warranty so that you know that we deliver quality services. Give us a call if you’re interested in in learning more about geothermal systems.

What Are Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems?

When our customers hear about geothermal systems, we often get asked about how exactly they work. Put simply, geothermal systems work very similarly to traditional heat pump systems. Air–source heat pumps remove heat from your home and exhaust it into the air. Geothermal systems are often referred to as ground–source or water–source heat pumps because they use energy in the ground or in a water source to heat and cool your home.

The Geothermal Ground Loop

Geothermal systems provide heating and cooling for your home by circulating a water–refrigerant mixture through a series of coils that are connected to a heat pump in your home—this is known as an "earth loop." The refrigerant absorbs heat from the ground or water source, and the heat pump removes the heat from the refrigerant and pushes it through your home.

Ground–source loop

For ground–source geothermal systems, the loop needs to be buried in the ground where energy from the sun keeps the temperature at a consistent 55 degrees Fahrenheit. The loops can be installed horizontally or vertically.

Water–source loop

Water–source geothermal systems require a water source like a pond, river, or lake. With these systems, the loop is submerged where it can absorb heat or exhaust heat into the water.

Benefits of Geothermal Heating and Air Conditioning Systems

Probably one of the main benefits of geothermal systems is that they have the potential to reduce amount of energy that you use to heat and cool your home by a significant margin. The only energy that they need is enough electricity to run the heat pump in your home. Also, they tend to be very reliable and have a long operational life. For Chicago geothermal installation, contact the experts at Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning. We can help you determine if your property or house is appropriate for geothermal installation.

Chicago Geothermal Repair and Maintenance

If you currently have a geothermal system in your home, call the Chicago geothermal repair and maintenance technicians at Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning. We’ve worked with various brands of geothermal systems and have years of experience fixing all kinds of problems. If your geothermal system isn’t producing enough heating or cooling, or if it has started to make a strange noise, call the Chicago geothermal experts at Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning. We also offer comprehensive geothermal maintenance as well. Getting regular maintenance for your home’s geothermal system is one of the best ways to make sure that it keeps working well for many years.

For Chicago geothermal installation, repair and maintenance, contact the friendly experts at Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning.

The Chicago air conditioning and heating experts at Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning offer quality repair, installation and other heating and cooling services throughout the North Chicago area including Evanston, IL and Glenview, IL.