At Hartmann’s Well Drilling, we never have a shortage of projects going on. We wanted to share with you a recent project we completed. We dug a geothermal test hole in Crystal MN.
Geothermal Test Hole
The purpose of drilling a geothermal test hole is to test the site where a geothermal heat pump will potentially be installed. It’s important that the soil and the water surrounding the well site are tested and checked out. Geothermal test holes are used to identify potential hazards, as well as to identify good locations for geothermal heat pumps.
Benefits of Geothermal Ground Source Heat
This type of heating device is typically known as a geothermal heat pump or ground source heat pump. The heat pump takes advantage of the natural temperature inside the earth to heat or cool your home in a natural, more efficient way.
Geothermal heat pumps work in a similar way to traditional heat pumps. But, instead of gathering and expelling heat through the air, they use the ground. Long, liquid-filled loops are buried underground, which are then used to either heat or cool your home. If you get far enough into the earth, it stays at about an average of 50 degrees.
It is much easier for a geothermal heat pump to regulate temperature. Where a traditional heat pump may have to pull in freezing air and heat it, or dump warm air into the heat, a geothermal heat pump has a much more consistent temperature to work with. Therefore it requires a lot less energy to heat or cool your home.
How does all this benefit you? It can potentially mean a reduction in your utility bills. While there is an upfront cost, over time you can start to reap the benefits of geothermal heat!
If you’re looking to get started on installing a geothermal heat pump at your Crystal MN property, contact us today by calling 952-758-2202 or Contact us Here.