Geothermal Drilling in Indianapolis
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Your home or business will benefit from environmentally friendly heating and cooling with less maintenance and lower costs. Geothermal heat pumps harness the consistent year-round temperatures of the ground, below the frost line. In the winter, geothermal heat pumps send heat from the earth into a building. In the summer, this cycle is reversed by using the heat pump to remove heat from the building. Because of constant ground temperatures, geothermal systems feature more efficient temperature control.
According to the EPA, geothermal heat pumps can reduce energy consumption and corresponding emissions up to 44% compared to air-source heat pumps, and up to 72% compared to electric resistance heating with standard air-conditioning equipment. And geothermal heat pumps are designed to outlast–sometimes by decades–traditional electric heating and cooling systems.
The Two Main Types of Geothermal Drilling Systems
When it comes to geothermal drilling and heat pump systems, customers have two basic options depending on their specific needs: closed-loop and open-loop.
- Closed-Loop: In a closed-loop system, underground piping loops are filled with antifreeze fluids that help transfer ground temperatures to the geothermal heat pump. These systems are typically installed horizontally or vertically depending on property size.
- Open-Loop: In an open-loop system, the piping relies on groundwater. For this to work efficiently, homeowners need a large existing source of groundwater. The spent water must be drained, and there are a number of ways to dispose of this used water.