Geo-thermal systems use the Earth’s consistent temperature to provide a warm environment in the winter, a cool environment in the summer, and hot water for your home or office. At Triad Drillers, we offer the latest technology in geothermal drilling and consistent thermal grouting for both residential and commercial buildings. Our services provide a more cost-efficient and environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional HVAC systems.
What is geo-thermal drilling?
In colder months, a geo-thermal HVAC system extracts heat from the ground and transfers it to a home or commercial building. In warmer months, the process is reversed. The system transfers heat from the structure back into the ground. The system is composed of three elements: (1) an on-premise well drilled by specialized equipment, (2) an energy-efficient heat pump, and (3) closed-loop ductwork which extends into the well, through the pump, and into the vents in the home or building.
How deep and wide is the well?
Typically, a geo-thermal well is 6-8 inches wide and 150-400 feet deep for a home. Width and depth may vary for larger commercial structures.
Is the well safe?
Absolutely. Through the process of grouting, the well wall is sealed to maintain its integrity and prevent any damage to the quality of the surrounding water.
Will I need more than one well?
On the average, a well that is 200 feet deep will be needed to provide HVAC for 500 square feet in a home or commercial building. Therefore, a home of 1500 feet, for example, would require two wells, each 300 feet deep.
How much does it cost?
The cost components of a geo-thermal HVAC system include drilling (i.e. digging, grouting, installing geo-thermal pipe, and back-filing), a geo-thermal heat pump, and connected ductwork. The professionals at Triad Drillers will help you determine the right geo-thermal system for you based on the size and location of your home or commercial building and provide the precise cost of such a system.
Are geo-thermal systems energy-efficient?
Yes. 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.
Will I save money on my electric bill?
Yes. Geo-thermal systems reduce the amount of electricity needed for heating and cooling by approximately two-thirds. For every unit of energy used to power the system, three to five units are supplied as heat or cooling. While the set-up costs are higher than traditional systems, the initial cost is returned in as little as three years.
What about maintenance?
Little maintenance is needed for a geo-thermal system. The ductwork can last for indefinitely and the components of the pump are protected from harsh weather. Typically, filter changes and coil cleaning are the only maintenance needed.
What’s the environmental impact of a geo-thermal system?
The heat pump, driven by electricity, does not emit carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, or other greenhouse gases. It simply moves heat from the earth without burning fossil fuel. 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.
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!