Geothermal Installation & Repair in Allentown

At Jack Lehr Heating, Cooling & Electric, we have helped homeowners and businesses take advantage of geothermal heat pumps—incredibly efficient and environmentally friendly systems—for years. We offer the following geothermal heat pump services in Allentown, PA and the surrounding areas:

  • Geothermal heat pump installations & replacements – Installation takes only a few weeks, which is worth it for 30+ years of comfort and savings! Whether you are building a new home or just looking for a new way to heat your current home, a geothermal heat pump system is worth considering.
  • Geothermal heat pump repairs – Whether your pump won’t turn on at all, or your home just doesn’t seem as comfortable as it should, it is a good idea to have a technician with the right skills out to your home to work on your geothermal heat pump.
  • Geothermal heat pump maintenance – During your 19-step geothermal heat pump tune-up, we’ll perform a carbon monoxide and combustion analysis, clean and adjust your burners and heat exchanger, lubricate as necessary, evaluate and change your air filters as necessary, check your fan speeds, and more.

Looking for geothermal heating and cooling service “near me” in the Greater Lehigh Valley, PA area? You can rely on Jack Lehr! Contact us online or by phone at 888-454-7365 to request an estimate for geothermal system repairs.

Geothermal Heating Installation in Allentown, PA

If you are looking for an efficient way to cool and heat your home, you should invest in installing geothermal heating! Geothermal heating and cooling systems:

  • Can last an average of 30 years, compared to 14 years for a traditional heat pump, and 15 years for a furnace or central air conditioner
  • Are environmentally friendly
  • Can cut your annual energy costs by up to 50 percent
  • Will return your investment within 5-10 years
  • Only take a few weeks to install for 30+ years of reliable home heating and cooling

Geothermal heat pumps are one of the best ways to cool and heat your home. By using the heat within the earth, they can generate enough power to help cool your home, making it perfect for year-round home comfort.

The licensed and experienced technicians at Jack Lehr Heating, Cooling & Electric are the Lehigh Valley’s preferred geothermal heating technicians.  We have been working with homeowners throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley area for over 45 years to help them efficiently cool and heat their home.

Geothermal Heat Pump Repair

If you are in the Greater Lehigh Valley area and your geothermal heat pump is experiencing problems, contact us at Jack Lehr Heating, Cooling & Electric. One of our experienced technicians can troubleshoot your heat pump problems, letting you know of the best solution. We will then work on your geothermal heat pump until the problem has been resolved.

Jack Lehr has been providing the best in heating and cooling services in the Greater Lehigh Valley for over 45 years. We believe in providing our customers with the best in knowledge, workmanship, and customer service, and we back this up with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. We will work hard to provide you with a cost-effective solution to your heat pump problems and have your home feeling comfortable again. Whether you are looking for a technician, or you just have a general question about your home’s heating and cooling, contact us today. We will be happy to help.

Common Problems with Geothermal Heat Pumps

There are some common issues when it comes to heat pumps. Let’s look at some of the problems that may occur:

  • Your heat pump won’t start – This could be due to a tripped breaker and could be as easy as resetting the breaker. If it still doesn’t work after a reset, it is likely time to call a professional.
  • The fan is not working – This could be the indoor or outdoor fan. Finding the problem can be complicated in this circumstance, and it is best to have a heat pump expert look at it.
  • Your home feels uncomfortable even though you hear the system running – The first place to check is your thermostat, if the thermostat seems to be in working order the problem may be a clogged or dirty heat pump.
  • There seems to be a leak – This may be due to a blocked drain pipe or the condensate pan may need emptying.
  • You are hearing unusual noises – If you begin to hear weird noises coming from your pump, it is a good idea to get someone out to look at it.

These are just a few issues you may experience with your heat pump. Whether your pump won’t turn on at all, or your home just doesn’t seem as comfortable as it should, it is a good idea to have a technician with the right skills out to your home to work on your geothermal heat pump.

Geothermal Heat Pump Maintenance

Want to save money on your geothermal heating and cooling repairs? Did you know a geothermal system tune-up can save you hundreds of dollars on heating and cooling costs by improving your system’s efficiency while also preventing costly breakdowns?

At Jack Lehr, we want you to be comfortable year-round. One of the best ways to guarantee year-round comfort for your home or business is to sign up for a geothermal heating and cooling maintenance agreement with Jack Lehr. Not only will you extend the life of your geothermal equipment and help prevent midseason breakdowns, you’ll also receive several other perks when you’re enrolled in our Preferred Client Plan:

  • Priority service, including 24-hour emergency service
  • Free or discounted geothermal repairs
  • Discounts on parts and labor
  • Two-year warranty on repairs
  • And more

Types of Geothermal Heat Pumps

There are four basic types of ground loop systems:

  • Horizontal – these are ideal for residential installation when there is sufficient land available and vertical installation is difficult.
  • Vertical – these are an excellent option for commercial buildings because they do not require a large amount of space to be installed. They can be installed under the parking lot. This is often the most effective residential installation in the Greater Lehigh Valley.
  • Pond/lake – if there is an adequate body of water, water-source heat pumps are another option and can be very cost-effective. However, the suitability must be carefully evaluated.
  • Open-loop – this type of system uses well or surface body water as the heat exchange fluid that circulates directly through the geothermal heat pump. We always return the water to the same depth. Water quality is critical in this type of installation.

Talk to the experts at Jack Lehr Heating, Cooling & Electric to find out which geothermal heat pump option is right for your home or commercial building!

The Benefits of Geothermal System Installation in Allentown, PA

There are many benefits to installing geothermal heat pumps, such as one by ClimateMaster, in the Greater Lehigh Valley area:

  • Reduced energy consumption – the main benefit of installing a geothermal heat pump is that they use 25-50 percent less electricity than conventional heating or cooling systems.* That means that a geothermal heat pump can use one unit of energy to move three units of heat from the earth.
  • Environmentally friendly – since geothermal heat pumps are so efficient, they can greatly reduce the emissions required to heat and cool your home. In fact, geothermal heat pumps can reduce energy consumption by up to 44 percent compared to air-source heat pumps and 72 percent compared with standard air conditioning equipment!*
  • Durable construction – geothermal heat pumps have very few moving parts, and the parts that are moving are safely kept indoors. This means that your system can last 20 years or more!
  • Minimal noise – these systems have no outside condensing units, so there is no noise outside the house or commercial building.

ClimateMaster Geothermal Heat Pumps

geothermal heat pump installation climatemasterClimateMaster is a geothermal HVAC company with over 50 years of industry experience in geothermal heat pump installations. It is the world’s largest manufacturer of American-made residential geothermal heating and cooling systems. All of their geothermal heat pumps are ENERGY STAR® qualified and can help:

  • Improve home comfort
  • Lower utility costs
  • Provide superior indoor air quality
  • Minimize your impact on the environment

ClimateMaster is our heat pump manufacturer of choice at Jack Lehr Heating, Cooling & Electric. For installation, repair, or replacement for your ClimateMaster system, contact us online to request a free estimate or schedule service!

Schedule Your Geothermal System Consultation in the Greater Lehigh Valley Today!

Find out why so many people are making the switch to geothermal heating and cooling in Pennsylvania—call the experts at Jack Lehr Heating, Cooling & Electric today to schedule a consultation with one of our pros! We serve the entire Lehigh Valley area, including Allentown and Whitehall Township, PA!

Contact us online or by phone at 888-454-7365 to request a free estimate!

Geothermal Heat Pumps FAQs

How Does Geothermal Heating Work?

Geothermal heat pumps operate almost exactly the same way as standard heat pumps, except rather than using the fluctuating air temperatures as the heat exchange medium, geothermal heat pumps use the constant temperature of the earth through the installation of vertical boreholes in the earth’s surface.

Geothermal heating and cooling uses the natural temperature from deep below the ground to draw heat out of your home’s air and cool your home in the summer. It then does the reverse in winter, drawing heat from the ground and pumping that warmer air into your home.

How Efficient Is a Geothermal Heat Pump?

According to the Department of Energy, this allows the system to reach efficiencies of 300-600 percent even on the coldest winter nights, compared to 175-250 percent for air-source heat pumps on cool days. This can dramatically reduce your monthly costs for energy. Geothermal heat pumps with a properly designed earth loop need little or no auxiliary heating.

How Much Money Can You Save by Using Geothermal Energy?

Use this geothermal savings calculator from ClimateMaster to determine just how much you can save!

Do Geothermal Heat Pumps Work in Cold Climates?

Yes! Despite extreme temperatures throughout the year, the ground 20 feet below the earth’s surface remains relatively stable in temperature—making it an extremely reliable heat exchange medium. However, your geothermal heat pump will also be installed with backup heating to ensure your home never lacks for comfort.

How Long Do Geothermal Systems Last?

Geothermal heat pumps can last an average of 30 years, compared to 14 years for a traditional heat pump, and 15 years for a furnace or central air conditioner.

How Much Do Geothermal Systems Cost?

Growth in the geothermal heating and cooling market averages 12% annually as the demand continues to rise for highly efficient HVAC systems with sustainable energy.

Geothermal system pricing is more competitive than it was a decade ago because there are many more manufacturers selling more efficient heating and cooling systems, and there are also more experienced installers available for installation services.

To learn more about our pricing and financing options, contact Jack Lehr Heating, Cooling & Electric online or call our technicians at 888-454-7365 today.

How Long Does It Take to Install a Geothermal Heating System?

Most installations take a few weeks due to the digging required, but it’s worth it for 30+ years of reliable, efficient heating and cooling!

Can You Put a Geothermal System in an Existing Home?

Absolutely. Depending on where the loops need to be installed, the installation process may be a bit inconvenient for a family who is living on the property. There are pros and cons to geothermal heat pump installation; however, we feel the benefits greatly outweigh the temporary costs.

*According to the Department of Energy.

Geothermal Heat Pump Troubleshooting

Again, we say “somewhat” because not everything will always go by the books. There are some oddball problems we’ve encountered from time to time!

Maintenance check!

Are you up to date with your annual (or hopefully bi-annual) maintenance? Yes, geothermal systems require less maintenance on average than other systems, but less doesn’t mean none! Clean vents, clear dust and detritus from visible exterior parts, and check for clogs. Still no go? Then let’s move on!

Settings and similar small things

Take a quick look at your thermostat settings. Everything in the correct position? All of the digital reads should be operating properly and be in the correct position for what you’re trying to get your pump to do. If something looks wrong and you can’t fix it, we can!

Geothermal Heat Pump Will Not Start

If your heat pump is refusing to start at all:

  • Check the electricity supply. Is your breaker flipped? This very well could be the issue. Flip it back to the “active” position and see if that solves your issue. If not, or if the breaker flips again, you’ll need the help of an electrical technician.
  • If applicable, check your outdoor reset button. If you’ve got one, it very well could have been tripped on accident or due to complications within the system.
  • Listen to your pump. Do you hear a faint “click” when the unit should be operating? If so, there’s a solid chance that it’s your start capacitor. This is unfortunate, because it requires professional geothermal heat pump repair, but also fortunate because we can have it fixed quick!

Air flow Is Weak or Nonexistent

Not getting the air or comfort you should be?

  • Check your filter. A clogged air filter is a very common culprit here.
  • Ensure that all vents are open. maybe you closed them and forgot, or maybe a friend or family member did it. It’s a simple problem, and good news if this was the case!
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