I am getting estimates on a new heating system and my state offers a generous $2,000 grant to install a 5 ton Geothermal heat pump so I am considering that option, I am in Indiana. Anyway, the one estimator stated that the system would not be very efficient the first year as the horizontal closed loop would be less efficient until the soil settled/compacted around it.
1. Is this true, or does he just do a poor job installing them?
2. If true does anyone have an experience as to how poorly it will operate? If I am going to have to run on emergency heat all winter I need to add that into the cost.
3. Climatemaster or Waterfurnace? Much difference?
4. Is there someplace I can go to check that they are putting in a big enough loop to make the heat pump work properly?
Thanks for your input.