There are so many great reasons to choose geothermal installation for your Lakeville area home. But, how do you know if your home is a good candidate? Living in Minnesota is a great start. But, as experts in geothermal installation for the area, we’d like to tell you a little more about it. We would like to offer some basic facts as well as a few indications your home may be a candidate for geothermal installation.
First of all, there are three main factors that will help determine whether it makes sense for you to upgrade to a geothermal system. The geology surrounding your home is the first. The type and depth of soil and underground rock formations determine whether geothermal is an option. These factors will also help determine which type of system makes the most sense to install.
What is the ground or surface water source available? An open loop system works if there is a clean, high-quality water source available. If not, then a closed-loop system is your best bet. Working with a qualified geothermal installation expert can help determine which system is best suited and will bring the best benefits to your home. In fact, there are actually several different types of systems including horizontal systems, vertical systems, closed-loop systems, open-looped systems and systems that use a direct heat exchange. An expert at Hartmann Well Drilling can let you know what their many differences and benefits are.
Your geothermal installation contractor will also note factors including the space available for the system, the existing landscape and location of underground utilities as well as the type, size and location of a geothermal system.
What is geothermal energy? Geothermal energy is energy generated by heat stored below the Earth’s surface. Geothermal heat pumps then harness this energy to create heating and cooling for your home. Because geothermal heat pumps are transferring heat and not creating it, this makes the system incredibly efficient.
It is also important to know that The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) regulates the construction of bored geothermal heat exchangers (heat loops) and groundwater thermal exchange devices. Meaning, they must be installed by professionals like those at Hartmann Well Drilling. We can provide the geothermal installation you need.
At Hartmann Well Drilling we are an accredited geothermal installation and repair expert, and we are accredited by the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association.
Ready to learn more about geothermal installation in the Lakeville area? Call Hartmann Well Drilling at 952-758-2202 or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.