Geothermal energy uses the earth’s natural warmth as a resource for everything from commercial power plants to residential heating systems. A geothermal water system installation provides clean, renewable power you can rely on all year-round. Here’s what you should know to find out if this is an option for you.
FAQ About Geothermal Water System Installation
How Does Geothermal Power Work?
Below the frost line, the earth holds a constant temperature of about 50 degrees. A heat pump can absorb this heat and transfer it to your home. In the summer, the process can be reversed, taking heat from the house and channeling it into the ground.
What Does a System Require?
Loops of piping are buried in the ground near the building to be powered and connected to a pumping module inside the structure. This pump circulates a mix of water and antifreeze through the ground loops; the mixture absorbs heat from the earth as it passes through the piping. An air-handling system inside the building then transfers this energy into warmed air, which can be circulated throughout the building using ductwork.
Where Does the Water Get Heated?
Geothermal energy can also be used to heat water for domestic purposes. A special heat exchanger is built into the system’s heat pump; this removes high-temperature heat from the refrigerant gases to heat water. You can get achieve water temperatures of up to 120 degrees in this manner.
How Much Land Does a System Need?
If you have limited land area for digging, a so-called “vertical loop” system can be installed. Deep holes, about 150 to 450 feet, are bored into the ground, each one containing a single loop of pipe with a U-bend at the bottom. These vertical pipes are then connected to a horizontal pipe underground, which connects them all to one heat pump.
Is Geothermal Power Safe?
This natural resource has been safely and effectively used in the United States since the 1960s. Geothermal energy is also much better for the environment; the average emissions of a coal-fired power plant are 12 times greater than those of a geothermal power plant.
If you’re interested in geothermal water system installation in the Greater Oconto Falls, WI, area, consult Luisier Drilling. This family-owned and -operated well drilling company has been providing safe and reputable services since 1936. Known for their friendly and personalized care, they will work with you to create a solution precisely tailored to your needs. Find out more about their history of top-quality residential water system services online, or call (920) 848-5239 today to schedule an appointment.