How to Implement a Geothermal HVAC System in a Retrofit or New Construction Project

Installing a geothermal HVAC system into any commercial property can provide major benefits. But what if you need to install the geothermal HVAC system into a retrofit or new construction project? It is quite possible to do so and still see the benefits of a geothermal system. Read further to learn more about the benefits of these geothermal HVAC systems and how they can be installed into new construction or retrofit situations.


Geothermal HVAC systems will pay for themselves in as little to a few years. It is well worth the upfront cost, as these systems provide much lower utility bills than typical systems. You can save up to 30-60 percent on your heating and cooling bills each month. Heating and cooling businesses and larger commercial properties can be expensive, so the added savings can really pay off.

Geothermal HVAC systems also make less noise than traditional systems and have a lower level of maintenance needs as well. These HVAC systems can last up to 25 years if well taken care of. Lastly, the geothermal HVAC systems are better for the environment. They use the sun as a renewable energy source to provide power to the system, leaving a smaller carbon footprint.  All of these benefits can help any company with a commercial property to save money while creating a comfortable working environment for its’ employees.

Installing Geothermal HVAC Systems in a Retrofit or New Construction

For retrofit installation jobs, the geothermal system is an addition to the current furnace so that the furnace can kick in for extreme measures when needed. The geothermal coil will be attached to the furnace and do most of the work, but the furnace would still be there to be utilized in the event of extremely cold or hot temperatures.

While the retrofit can be very costly upfront, having to redo all the ductwork, it can really pay off in the end. It can benefit any large commercial property to have a geothermal system installed. In the case of a new construction project, an all-electric geothermal HVAC system can be installed with ease. There is no need for the furnace or furnace repair option unless it was already there, in the case of the retrofit.

Start reaping the benefits of a geothermal HVAC system in your property today. Contact an HVAC technician to get started.