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Providing Energy Efficient Systems and Geothermal Units for Over 20 Years
For over 20 years Hoffmann Brothers has been installing and servicing energy efficient and geothermal systems throughout the St. Louis, Missouri Metropolitan Area. We hope that you find the following information helpful. If you don’t find the answers you need here, please Contact Us to at 314-631-5892 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 
General Geothermal Heating and Cooling Questions
What is a geothermal heat pump?
A geothermal heat pump is an electrically-powered device that uses the earth’s natural heat storage ability to heat and cool your home or business at significantly less energy costs.
How efficient is a geothermal heat pump?
The geothermal heat pump is one of the most efficient residential heating and cooling systems available today, with heating efficiencies 50 to 70% higher than other heating systems and cooling efficiencies 20 to 40% higher than available air conditioners. That directly translates into savings for you on your utility bills.
Geothermal Energy Savings and Costs Questions
How will I save money with a geothermal heat pump?
Geothermal heat pumps save money, both in operating costs and maintenance costs. Investments can be recouped in as little as three years. There is positive cash flow, since the energy savings usually exceeds payments on the system.
How much does a geothermal system cost?
The initial investment for geothermal systems is greater than that of a conventional system. However, when you consider the operating costs of a geothermal heating, cooling and water heating system, energy savings quickly offset the initial difference in purchase price.
Geothermal Heat Pump Installation Questions
How much space does a geothermal system require?
The geothermal heat pump unit inside the home is about the same size as a traditional heating and cooling unit. Most of the rest of the installation is buried underground so it depends on which system is used.
Can geothermal systems be used for commercial buildings or apartment complexes?
Yes, multiple systems can be installed by hooking them up to an array of buried vertical or horizontal loops, thus simplifying zone control and internal load balancing.
 
Geothermal Environmental Questions
How do GSHPs protect the environment?

GSHP systems conserve natural resources by providing climate control very efficiently-thus also lowering emissions. GSHPs also minimize ozone layer destruction by using factory-sealed refrigeration systems, which will seldom or never have to be recharged.
 
What are the environmental benefits of GSHP systems?
 
Currently installed systems are making a huge difference in our environment! The systems are eliminating more than three million tons of carbon dioxide and is equivalent of taking 650,000 automobiles off the road. GSHP systems conserve energy and, because they move heat that already exists rather than burning something to create heat, they reduce the amount of toxic emissions in the atmosphere. They use renewable energy from the sun, and because the system doesn't rely on outside air, it keeps the air inside of buildings cleaner and free from pollens, outdoor pollutants, mold spores, and other allergens.
 
 
Geothermal Questions Concerning your Home
Will my existing ductwork function with my new geothermal system?

Yes, in most cases. Hoffmann Brothers will be able to determine ductwork requirements and if any minor modifications are needed.
 
Will an underground loop affect my lawn or landscape?

No. Research has shown that loops have no adverse effects on grass, trees, or shrubs. Most horizontal geothermal installations require trenches about six inches wide. Temporary bare areas can be restored with grass seed or sod. Vertical geothermal loops require little space and do not damage lawns significantly.
 
 
Contact the Expert Geothermal Contractors at Hoffmann Brothers
 For over 20 years, Hoffmann Brothers has proudly installed and serviced Geothermal and other Energy Efficient heating and cooling systems throughout the St. Louis, Missouri Metropolitan Area. Please give us a call today at (314) 631-5892 or send us an email on our Contact Us page.

Our service area includes St. Louis County, Missouri, St. Louis City, Jefferson County, St. Charles County, St. Clair, Illinois, Madison County, Kirkwood, Chesterfield, Des Peres, Wildwood, Ladue, Town and Country, Frontenac, Clayton, Sunset Hills, and Creve Coeur. Hoffmann Brothers is the premier St. Louis, Missouri Geothermal Heating and Cooling Contractor. Call today to get your Geothermal Energy Audit. See our Geothermal FAQ!
 

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