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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 discuss your case or arrange a free consultation about your work injury claim.
General Geothermal Energy 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.
Can one geothermal system provide both space heating and cooling for my home? And what about heating hot water?
Yes, a geothermal heat pump can be a combination heating, cooling and hot water heating system. You can change from one mode to another with a simple flick on your indoor thermostat. Using a desuperheater, some geothermal heat pumps can save you up to 50% on your water-heating bill by preheating tank water.
How does a geothermal heat pump system heat water for my home?
Using what is called a desuperheater, a geothermal heat pump turns waste heat to the task of heating hot water. During the summer, when the system is in cooling mode, your hot water is produced free as a byproduct of the thermal process. In winter, with the heating mode, the desuperheater heats a portion of your hot water. Desuperheaters are standard on some units, optional on others. Stand-alone systems that will heat water all year can be purchased.
How much space does a geothermal unit require?
Most of the geothermal system installations are underground. Inside the house, the heat pump units are about the same size as a traditional heating and cooling unit.
How long will my geothermal system last?
Geothermal units are durable and highly reliable. The geothermal heat pumps contain fewer mechanical components, and all components are either buried in the ground or located inside the home, which protects them from outside conditions. The underground pipe carries up to a 50-year warranty.
How noisy is the geothermal heat pump unit?
Geothermal units are very quiet, providing a pleasant environment inside and outside of the home. Geothermal units have no noisy fan units to disturb outdoor activities, on or near the patio.
How safe are geothermal heat pumps?
Geothermal systems are safe and protected. With no exposed equipment outdoors, children or pets cannot injure themselves or damage exterior units. Geothermal heat pumps have no open flame, flammable fuel or potentially dangerous fuel storage tanks.
What about comfort?
A geothermal system moves warm air (90-105(F)) throughout your home or business via standard ductwork. An even comfort level is created because the warm air is moved in slightly higher volumes and saturates the building with warmth more evenly. This helps even out hot or cold spots and eliminates the cold air blasts common with fossil fuel furnaces.
How effective is this underground system?
The buried pipe, or ground loop, is the most recent technical advancement in heat pump technology. Recently, new heat pump designs and improved buried pipe materials have been combined to make geothermal systems the most efficient heating and cooling systems available.
Are geothermal systems guaranteed?
Nearly all geothermal heat pump system manufacturers offer a warranty for major components that is equivalent to the warranties for conventional heating and cooling systems. Manufacturers of plastic pipe used for ground loops warrant their products for 50 years.
Can these systems be used for commercial, industrial, or apartment requirements?
Yes. Many geothermal systems are being installed using a multitude of systems hooked up to an array of buried vertical or horizontal loops. This simplifies zone control and internal load balancing.
What are the advantages to an HVAC dealer?
Geothermal systems create a huge retrofit market not subject to wild fluctuations in housing construction. There is also ample opportunity for stable growth benefiting the dealer and his employees. In addition, these systems are relatively maintenance-free, requiring only regular filter changes. This means fewer maintenance and support calls. There is no outside equipment, so wear and tear is less.
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, MO Geothermal Heating and Cooling Contractor. Call today to get your Geothermal Energy Audit. See our General Geothermal FAQ!

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