Commercial Geothermal

Commercial geothermal.
Commercial geothermal.

Ground Loop is proud to install the WaterFurnace commercial line of products. Ground Loop specializes in design build and light commercial geothermal systems. Learn more today by calling 410-836-1706 or request estimate to schedule your estimate.


Geothermal heating and cooling systems give Baltimore, MD, commercial property owners the same great benefits that homeowners enjoy, including:

  • Longer-lasting equipment than conventional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) units
  • Improved indoor air quality (IAQ)
  • Enhanced comfort
  • Significant energy savings
  • Smaller carbon footprint
  • Minimal equipment maintenance and fewer repairs.

You can also expect lower operating costs that positively affect your bottom line. Geothermal heating and cooling will eliminate the need for a cooling tower, chiller, or rooftop unit designed for conventional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment. That means better building aesthetics.

At Ground Loop Heating and Air Conditioning, we can help you tap into the earth’s free, renewable, clean underground energy with a cost-effective geothermal system. Our geothermal experts have the experience to guide you through the entire geothermal process, from innovative system design to installation.

Whether you own a small retail building, a manufacturing center, an office complex, or an institutional property, we can recommend the best system and placement for your geothermal loop and heat pump.

Geothermal Basics

Your new geothermal system will move heat through fluid-filled, underground piping called a [loop] rather than creating heat with fuel combustion. It will heat your Baltimore, MD, building with energy from below ground where the temperature is stable and unaffected by above-ground weather.

In the summer, the loop carries heat from your building and expels it underground.

Electricity powers the geothermal heat pump that moves heat from the loop and sends it into your building’s ductwork.

The good news is that geothermal heat pumps use 70 to 80 percent less electricity than conventional heating and cooling systems, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

The federal agency notes that geothermal heat pumps use “one unit of electricity to move three units of heat from the earth.” Geothermal heat pumps improve humidity control, cut emissions significantly, and can be installed in new construction or retrofitted to existing buildings.

Installing a Commercial Geothermal System

Ground Loop Heating and Air Conditioning technicians will evaluate your Baltimore, MD, building and surrounding property to determine the best geothermal heat pump for your needs and the type and location of its loop.

We generally recommend a closed-loop system. It contains water or an anti-freeze solution that flows from underground to the heat pump in your building and back to below the earth again. An open system draws water from a well and releases it into the ground from a second well.

Land availability and geology are factors we consider in designing loops. If land is at a premium, we can install a vertical loop, which requires drilling 200 to 400 feet through the earth. We place the pipes in the drilled holes vertically.

Horizontal loops sit in trenches buried a few feet underground. They are less costly than vertical loops but need more land.

We install the loop that will work best for your commercial space, whether that is a horizontal loop on a large plot of property or a vertical loop under an existing parking lot.

After the loop is complete and the geothermal heat pump is in place, it isn’t long before your new system is up and running.

Repairing a Geothermal System

The loops in a geothermal system rarely need repair. They last 50 years or more and efficiently move heat between the earth and your property.

Geothermal heat pumps outlast conventional HVAC equipment but can experience some of the same problems as other equipment. For example, the blower motor can break down, coils might malfunction, and the refrigerant may leak.

Ground Loop Heating and Air Conditioning is your trusted HVAC team for system repairs.  We can quickly diagnose your geothermal heat pump and minimize downtime while completing repairs.

Maintaining a Geothermal System

Although geothermal heating and cooling systems are reliable and long-lasting, your heat pump benefits from regular maintenance, just like any other HVAC equipment.

Let us set up a preventative maintenance program for your geothermal system. We will ensure it works at peak efficiency and saves you money on energy costs. By regularly inspecting your geothermal system, we can catch any issues before they grow into costly problems.

Choose Sustainable Energy

Whether you retrofit your commercial property or incorporate HVAC into new construction, let Ground Loop Heating and Air Conditioning be your go-to for geothermal heating and cooling systems in Baltimore, MD, and surrounding areas. Call us at 410-836-1706 or request service online to schedule a consultation.


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