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How Does Geothermal Heating & Cooling Work? May 16, 2019

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How Does Geothermal Heating & Cooling Work?, Liberty, Missouri

If you’re like many homeowners today, finding a more efficient and environmentally friendly way to heat and cool your home has become a priority. During your search, you may be surprised to learn that well drilling contractors have offered a tried and true solution for decades — geothermal drilling. This guide will explain what this method is and how it can be used to keep your home comfortable year-round. 

What Is Geothermal Energy?

Beneath the Earth’s surface — around 12 to 40 feet down — the temperature is relatively constant every day of the year, making it warmer than the air in winter and cooler in the summer. This provides a unique geothermal energy source that can be harnessed with the help of a well drilling contractor.

After determining which type of geothermal system will work best on your property, they will dig into the ground to install either a vertical or horizontal closed-loop piping system or an open-loop water well system. Each type of system works similarly, but closed-loop setups cycle refrigerant fluid instead of water to transfer heat either to and from the home. 

What Are the Benefits of a Geothermal System?

well drilling contractorGeothermal heating and cooling is a natural way to keep your home comfortable. It can be extracted without burning any fossil fuels and only produces about one-sixth of the carbon monoxide that natural-gas burning appliances do. After the initial installation, homeowners can also expect to see significant energy savings, as geothermal systems can reduce home electricity usage by up to 80 percent. These systems are also designed to last decades longer than a standard electric system, so you are sure to see a return on your investment. 

Since the ground temperature is constant year-round, geothermal energy makes it easier to keep your home comfortable. Even individuals living in regions with brutal winters can maintain a cozy interior by having their well drilling contractor dig deeper into the surface. Below the initial surface point, the temperature increases one degree for ever 70 feet, and if pockets of superheated water exist in your region, you’ll also get the benefit of these natural sources. 


Keep your home comfortable 365 days a year by contacting B & H Well Drilling Pump Service about installing a geothermal system. These well drilling contractors have over 20 years of experience drilling vertical and horizontal closed-loop, open-loop, and solar geothermal systems in the Kansas City, KS, region. Their licensed and accredited drillers and pump installers complete continuing education classes to stay on top of the latest water well drilling and well pump installation technology and methods. Call them today at (573) 455-9111 for a free estimate, and visit their website to learn more about their services.