When we refer to geothermal drilling we are referring to drilling for a geothermal system. This system uses the Earth’s temperature to heat or cool your home. During the winter months, the geothermal system extracts heat from the ground to heat your home or business. During the summer months it does the opposite and cools your home or business.
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There are three main steps when installing a geothermal system. First we drill the well using specialized equipment. Next we will install an energy-efficient heat pump to pump it up to your home or business. The last step is that we install closed-loop ductwork which extends into the well, through the pump and into the vents in the home or business.
A geothermal system is more energy-efficient than traditional systems. In fact, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) characterizes such systems as the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean, and cost-effective means available for heating and cooling.
Geothermal systems also help reduce the amount of electricity you are using to heat and cool your home. The set up costs are higher than a traditional HVAC system but in the long run you will save money.
Another benefit is that geothermal systems require little maintenance and can last for long periods of time.
A Geothermal system is also better for the environment. The heat pump doesn’t emit carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide or other greenhouse gases. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 40% of the CO2 emissions in the country come from heating and cooling, about the same amount as that from vehicles. It is estimated that putting a geo-thermal system in a home is equal, in greenhouse gas reduction, to planting an acre of trees.
If you are in the Roxboro, NC area and looking to drill a well give us a call today! Our team of trained professionals has the experience needed to get the job done right and do it efficiently.
A clean, safe water supply that tastes good can dramatically affect your quality of life for the better. At Triad Drillers, Inc., we know how important your water well is and are here to answer all of your well drilling questions and service needs. You can count on us for the proper installation of a well pump, casing, pressure tank and supply lines that are perfectly sized and designed to last!