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Geothermal heating and cooling systems can reduce your energy costs by up to 80% a year, when compared to a natural gas system. In fact, an average home can be heated for about $1 a day! Is geothermal heating and cooling right for you? Our team at Russell’s Heating & Cooling can help you decide.

What is Geothermal Energy?

Geothermal energy is heat that occurs naturally underground (which is about 50 degrees year-round). In the case of geothermal system, water is pumped through underground loops of piping where it is warmed to an even 50 degrees then flows back into a heat pump in your home. Geothermal energy is self-sustaining and renewable, which makes it a great way to heat and cool your home very efficiently. Once a geothermal system is installed, only a little electricity to run the heat pump is needed—no natural gas, fuel oil or high electric bills to pay! Geothermal systems pair very well with photoelectric solar arrays if your are considering adding solar to your home.

Heating and Cooling with Renewable Energy in the Chesapeake Area

Like traditional heat pump heating and cooling systems, geothermal HVAC systems also transfer energy instead of burning a fuel to create energy. They tap into the natural energy found just below the surface of your yard. Russell’s Heating & Cooling uses ClimateMaster geothermal systems, which offer a 400% efficiency improvement over traditional heating system. Plus, they control humidity for a more comfortable home all year long. ClimateMaster systems are durable—typically 20-plus years—and can be installed in most houses.

Underground Loop Systems Tap the Earth’s Energy

Geothermal systems circulate water or antifreeze through a loop of tubing that is placed into trenches and buried underground. The water circulates through the tubes to be warmed to around 50 degrees Fahrenheit and the returns to the ground source heat pump in your home.

Heat Pump Connection

The warmed water or antifreeze from the ground is passed through a heat pump to transfer the energy to heat or cool your home. Because the heat pump is located inside your home, it doesn’t have to work as hard as an exterior heat pump. The ground source heat pump is connected to the heating and cooling ductwork in the home.

Renewable Energy Savings for Heating and Cooling

Geothermal HVAC systems offer several advantages over the life of a home. The biggest savings come from the elimination of natural gas or oil bills. How much you save depends on your family’s total energy consumption. Some state and federal tax incentives may apply to your home. Russell’s Heating & Cooling can walk you through the incentives currently available.

If you’d like to learn more about geothermal HVAC systems and harvesting the earth’s energy, call (VA) 757-995-2807 / (NC) 252-489-4431 and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions!

What Our Customers Are Saying

  • I can't complement your team enough on the wonderful job done with regard to the installation of the new system in our home. More specifically, we want to recognize the outstanding efforts of: Roberto-- the initial visit and diagnosis of the problem.

    Dan & Connie, Virginia Beach
  • I recently had your team install a new gas package unit including all new duct work at my house in Chesapeake. I had a split system that had undersized ducting which was removed by your installers.

    Mike & Sandi, Chesapeake, VA
  • We purchased a one time service for $79. They came out on time, checked out the geothermal system...they were very professional and kind.

    Nicholas H., Chesapeake, VA
  • We would like to thank your company for an excellent job. We are very pleased with the new (Mitsubishi ductless mini split) system that was installed last week. It works wonderfully at heating our home.

    Danny and Teresa S., Chesapeake, VA
  • Not one single idea for improvement. Keep doing what you do. OUTSTANDING!

    Charles J., Norfolk, VA
  • Great job!...World class employees!

    Colleen & Jim C., Suffolk, VA
  • Everything went great! This is the second big project we've had done through Russell's and we couldn't be more happy! We had the most dedicated, polite, and respectful crew! The team consisted of Elliot, Chase and Sean. Sean was here for the removal process on day one, and did awesome!

    J. Luhan, VA Beach
  • Hi Nate, please pass along our appreciation for you, Elliot and Steve. We are very happy with you being able to arrange our ( Lennox ) replacement system so quickly!

    T. Johnson, VA Beach
  • Thank you for running a top notch company and sending over to us two excellent folks Terry and Shawn. They did an awesome job putting in our new furnace system. Also thank you for Donald and Nate who did a superb job as well. Please reward these guys with some sort of commendations or rewards....

  • ...folks need to know how wonderful working with Russell's Heating & Air Conditioning is. They were very professional all the way thru the process of getting our unit installed down to the payment plan. I have been telling our neighbors and my co-workers about the experience.

    Pamela F., Chesapeake, VA
  • Every moment from the time an appointment was set up until the day the work was completed was a pleasure. Every employee was a delight to work with. The proof that the product was great came when the electric bills started coming in the airconditioning season.

    Douglas P., VA Beach
  • I am extremely satisfied with both the Lennox unit I purchased and the employees of Russell's. Even with poor window and door quality in this overly tired house, I am actually cooled off sufficiently enough to call it chilly.

    Robin W., Chesapeake, VA
  • Over the years I have gained the utmost trust in my service technician Corey Lesko's knowledge and work ethic while servicing my system.

  • I am writing this letter to commend your company on a great job! We were very pleased with how the company performed in every area...the installers did an impeccable job. They were very knowledgeable, efficient, and hard workers—staying focused to the task in the extreme heat.

    Pastor Larry E. O'Brien, Churchland Assembly of God
  • A year ago, I contracted with Russell's to tune up and clean the heating and cooling system. How impressively your specialist cleaned my system...he also found a defective automatic (programmable) thermostat. Quite quickly, he replaced my automatic thermostat. The results?

    R. Snider, Norfolk, VA
  • You recently installed a new Trane unit for us. We want you to know we are completely satisfied. The outside unit is now a hum versus the roar of the old one...we also want to recognize the installer...we cannot overstate what we think of his workmanship.

    K. Hawkins, Portsmouth, VA
  • Great and prompt service – as usual. Everything from ordering the a/c unit to installation went smoothly. Thanks for everything.

    B. Fenstermaker, VA Beach
  • Everyone was very nice. I felt well informed about my purchase. Your staff is great! I don't usually return opinion forms, but you need to know you have a staff you can be proud of!

    V. Horn, Chesapeake, VA
  • You have a new customer for life and I will definitely tell all my friends about your prompt, courteous service, your knowledgeable technicians, and your very reasonable prices. Thank you very much Russell's. You warmed much more than just my heart!

    G. Knoop, Chesapeake, VA
  • Your company was very responsive to my needs. The quality of your work was extremely high.

    Ms. Bright, Chesapeake, VA
  • Your workers actually made this total replacement project an enjoyable learning experience...they were always willing to stop and answer any questions. Their pleasant and cooperative attitudes cannot be praised enough!

    J. Wellons, Portsmouth, VA
  • Very pleased with both the price and service. The installation went off without a hitch and everything exceeded our expectations. When finished, the work areas, including the attic, were so clean you couldn't tell anything had been done.

    T. Marsh, VA Beach
  • Great expertise and timely service.

    H. Turbeville, Chesapeake, VA

Maintenance Plans

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Regular annual maintenance keeps your system operating at peak efficiency. Experience has shown that a system that runs well keeps your utility costs in line — in fact, independent 3rd party research shows that you can save over $30 per month on utility bills.


Just like your annual physical at the doctor’s office keeps you healthy, an annual tune-up or safety and efficiency check on your heating and cooling systems can keep your home working smoothly.