Did you know that your well water can give you more than a way to shower, wash dishes, and hydrate? It can also give you heating and cooling!
By drilling a geothermal well and connecting it to your home’s HVAC ductwork, your well water can be used to generate and distribute warm or cool air throughout the house.
A geothermal well system achieves this by harnessing the stable temperature below ground, extracting heat energy from your underground well water, and circulating that heat energy through a heat pump, pipes, and air ducts. And in the summertime, when you want cool air, the heat-exchange process is simply reversed.
It may sound complicated, but it’s no more elaborate than a traditional, fossil-fuel heating system. However, the initial installation is a significant investment of time and funds. So, the big question: What makes a geothermal well worth the investment?
Advantages of a Geothermal Well
When you drill a geothermal well and connect it to your home’s HVAC system, you’ll enjoy countless benefits, including:
- Lower energy costs — When it comes to your monthly heating, cooling, and hot water expenses, you could save up to 60%!
- More safety — Because there’s no fossil fuel involved, you don’t have to worry about emissions, odors, or dangerous leaks.
- Less noise — A geothermal well system only requires a single, self-contained unit in your house. The heat exchange is happening outside, below ground, so you’ll notice right away that the operation is much quieter.
- Eco-friendly — Since your system’s heat energy is extracted from groundwater, and there are no fossil fuels involved, your carbon footprint reduces dramatically.
- Low-maintenance upkeep — A state-of-the-art geothermal well system has user-friendly controls and very infrequent maintenance requirements.
- Better air quality — The heated air produced by a geothermal well maintains a comfortable humidity level and therefore a much more consistent temperature.
So, whether you’re building a new house or you’re upgrading your current HVAC system, consider drilling a geothermal well! You’ll love these exclusive benefits and enjoy the savings well into the future.
To get started, talk to Goold Wells & Pumps! Our well drilling contractors are here to help in Columbia County, the Capital District, and the Berkshires.