“The desired results for a high quality geothermal system is to utilize 100% geothermal energy, 365 days a year. (NOT AUXILIARY STRIP HEAT) As a qualified geothermal company, we expertly design your geothermal unit with these results in the forefront of our mind.” First, we design the geothermal system and size the loop for your unique home. The size of your home will dictate the size of the equipment, and the age and construction of your home will dictate the quantity of loop. Soil type and climate conditions also affect the loop field size. Dense soils such as rock and clay hold and transfer more heat. Sandy soils absorb less heat. As a general rule of thumb, the drier the ground the larger the loop field required. Sizing a geothermal heat pump is an intricate process done by our qualified installers. Concentrating only on the inside equipment is a mistake commonly made by many contractors. We start by analyzing the heating and cooling demands of your home. From there we will be able to calculate the right size geothermal heat pump. Systems are generally sized in tons. An average home might be 3 tons, a larger home might be 6 tons. Never choose on cost alone. An undersized system will strain to reach your desired heating and cooling needs because the heat pump will try to make up for its size by using more electricity, resulting in higher utility bills. An oversized system also comes with problems; it can produce too much airflow resulting in short run times. This means the system cycles on and off frequently, reducing efficiency and increasing utility bills. An oversized system also decreases the comfort level in the home. Short run times during the summer will cool the room but fail to remove humidity, leaving your home clammy and sticky. Oversized equipment can also overshoot the thermostat setting causing a home to overheat in the winter and become an icebox in the summer.