We have been drilling geo-thermal systems for almost 20 years now. Over this time we have seen changes in this industry and al for the better. We specialize in drilling the wells, installing poly-ethylene loops and connecting them together and running the lines into your home and hooking them to your unit. You will have to contact your current HVAC contractor for the unit. We work with the majority of HVAC companies in the area.
There are several different ways to install your geo-thermal system. The most common is a vertical closed loop system. This process is almost like drilling a water well. After your HVAC professional or utility company accesses your home they will recommend the amount of tonnage you will need to heat and cool your home. We will then proceed to drill in the location that best suits your property. 150’ of drilling equals 1 ton of heating/cooling. We will put a bentonites plug every 45’ required by DNR to safeguard from contaminating the groundwater. We will then dig between the loops and connect them together and run them into the house and connect to the unit. We will flush the air out of the system.
Horizontal geo-thermal systems work the same as a vertical except the required amount of pipe is 200’=1 ton of heating and cooling. This operation is wonderful for existing homes with manicured lawns or if there is a lot of top soil and no rocks. We will have to dig a header ditch to connect loops together and will bore a header line to the house and then run the lines into the house, to the unit and flush air from the system.
Open loop geo-thermal is another form of vertical ground source. This actually utilizes your water well for heating and cooling. You may have to upgrade your pump size to split the difference between you household use and your furnace needs. Each of these types of geothermal systems has its advantages and disadvantages, but with any of these systems you are sure to get an advanced-energy efficient system that is good for the environment for years to come.
This is an awesome way to get water to your property if power is not available. We use a company from Texas for our solar systems. Lorentz Pumps have proven themselves for many years now and we have very satisfied customers. It unfortunately is more expensive to install the systems but compared to paying for power poles it becomes affordable. These systems will pump into a bulk storage tank and from there you can use gravity to feed your watering needs whether its filling a pond or to a water.