Are you considering whether geothermal drilling is right for your home, but you don’t fully understand the science behind it? Let the team at Goold Wells & Pumps clarify the process for you! Here are 3 frequently asked questions:
What does “geothermal” mean?
Geothermal drilling means using the natural temperature of the earth to heat and cool your home. Instead of creating heat, we “move” the heat from the ground. Since the ground temperature stays consistent throughout the year, the same process is applied for heating and cooling; in the summer, the coolness of the earth can be harnessed into your home, while the warmth of the earth can be channeled in the winter.
How does geothermal drilling work?
Geothermal drilling requires various equipment to create a “loop” which enables the temperatures to flow from the ground. There are two common types of loops: closed and open. An open loop relies on two wells to circulate water between interconnected pipes; a closed loop utilizes a water solution which remains in the pipes of your home’s ventilation system.
What are the benefits of geothermal drilling?
Since we reside in the northeast and experience a wide range of temperatures throughout the year (particularly low temperatures in the winter), geothermal drilling is especially beneficial. It’s an economically friendly system, as the use of the earth’s natural energy precludes the need to burn fuel (which is required for traditional HVAC alternatives). While there is upfront cost to complete the drilling, these systems are much more affordable in the long run. They are also reliable and low maintenance!
No matter the scope or size of your heating or cooling needs, Goold Wells & Pumps can help. Contact us with any inquiries you may have regarding our geothermal drilling services. If you’re tired of dealing with your outdated HVAC system, consider switching to geothermal heating and cooling today!