How to Prepare Your Home for a Geothermal System

When it comes to installing a geothermal system, there are a few things you want to consider. 

  1. The better insulated your home is, the more efficient your system will be. 
  2. It’s important to know how much energy your home is currently using and losing.

All in all? Before choosing to install a geothermal system, you want to be prepared by adding necessary insulation to weather-seal your home and by doing an energy audit. Taking these steps before installing a geothermal system will help your home be more energy-efficient, save you money in utility bills, and reduce your home’s overall carbon emissions.

Why Adding Insulation to Your Home is a Good Idea

When homes are well-insulated, they can lessen the workload of a geothermal system helping to keep cool air inside of your home. Adding insulation also helps geothermal systems reach maximum efficiency and increases their life expectancy. Something to note is that it’s still important for insulated homes to have outside air introduced to maintain and improve indoor air quality (IAQ). Air filters and air purifiers, like iWaves, can help with this.

The Benefits of Doing a Home Energy Audit

An energy audit can help to make your home even more energy-efficient. It will reveal any gaps in your home’s current energy efficiency, which is helpful to know before putting in a geothermal system. If you want to lower your monthly utility bills, reduce carbon emissions, and increase the comfortability of your home, you’ll most likely want to do an energy audit.

Affordable Energy-Efficient Alternatives

If your ultimate goal is energy conservation, there are plenty of affordable energy-efficient alternatives, which can help you achieve that goal. In other words, you don’t need a big system to do your part to help the environment. You can always consider air-source heat pumps (ASHP), mini-splits, and smart thermostats to help get you started.

And remember that there are ways to ensure you’re achieving maximum energy efficiency with geothermal systems. Adding insulation and doing an energy audit can help guarantee your system is working and will last for the foreseeable future.

As Colorado’s leading geothermal experts, we can service and repair existing geothermal systems and help with new geothermal systems, retrofit geothermal systems, or alternative energy needs. We’re also a full-service provider of WaterFurnace geothermal products for the Denver area.

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