According to the EPA, Geothermal Wells operate with 75% greater efficiency than oil furnaces, 48% greater efficiency than gas furnaces and 40% greater efficiency than air source heat pumps. Some local utilities offer incentives for those who install a geothermal system. Federal tax credits are also available. Save the planet, save some money, with a geothermal well, you can’t lose.
We can install geothermal wells for heat pumps that use the earth’s heat to heat and cool your home. Here is how it works.
In a closed loop system, a series of pipes called a loop is installed in the ground. A water solution is then circulated through the pipes and is heated from the earth’s heat and transferred back into your home through your ventilation. In the summer months the heat is extracted from your home into the pipes and then transferred to the ground. It can also be used to heat water.
Open loop systems operate on the same principle as closed loop systems but rather than a series of loops, two wells are installed(supply and return). From the supply well, water is pumped from an aquifer, then circulated through the heat pump to cool or heat your home. The water is returned to the same aquifer via the return well. Wells from open loop systems can also be used for irrigation and/or domestic use.
Apple Valley Well Drilling is certified by IGSHPA in socket fusion and vertical loop installations. We perform a full range of geothermal well drilling and pump installations.
We hope that you enjoyed why “Benefits of A Geothermal Well”. If you have additional questions about a new or existing well than please call our office for immediate assistance.