According to the American Ground Water Trust there are over 15 million homes in America with their own water well. Over half of America’s drinking water is from municipal and private wells.
Wells are specially engineered holes in the ground with the purpose of extracting ground water from an aquifer. Properly engineered wells consist of heavy-walled casing, drive shoe, and grouting to prevent any contamination from the surface. When bedrock is encountered, the driller continues to drill, looking for cracks and fractures in the bedrock where water flows. In the drilling process, if gravel is encountered, screens are set in the formation and the well is developed.
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What is Geothermal?
In the simplest of terms it operates very much like a refrigerator. When you open the refrigerator door to get your milk there is cold air inside. If you are standing at the refrigerator with bare feet you can feel the warm air on your feet. The refrigerator separates the cool and hot air. In the simplest terms geothermal systems just separate temperature from the ground to provide heating or cooling. Geothermal means relating to the heat of the earth. These systems are highly efficient and use a small amount of energy to move a large amount of free energy. It provides you will the greatest opportunity to reduce energy cost. The energy is free, clean, environmentally friendly and renewable.
In the heating mode fluid is circulated through the pipes where heat energy is transferred from the ground to the fluid. Then the heat is transferred to the geothermal unit in the home. Heat is transferred in the home through duct system or a radiant heat system. Heating efficiencies 50 to 70% higher than other systems
In the cooling or air conditioning mode the system is reversed. Heat is removed from the home and transferred to the loop fluid. As the fluid travels through the loop, the earth cools it. The earth serves as a place to deposit the heat. Cooling efficiencies 20 to 40% higher than available air conditioners.
Closed Loop Systems
Drilling required for the closed loop system. The wells spaced a minimum of 15 feet apart. After the boreholes are drilled double pipe with u-bend is installed in each hole, typically made of High Density Polyethylene Tubing (HDPE). Hole is grouted to provide good conductivity and to seal the hole. Vertical pipes are connected to a header system and run horizontally into the building. Closed loop systems are more costly installation though they have little to no maintenance and provide a more thermally stable environment.
Open Loop & Standing Column Systems
Drilling required for both the open and standing column system though there is less drilling because you are looking at only one to two boreholes. These systems are less costly to install, but can require maintenance and a pumping system. A place for discharge or “Bleed” must be available, example 2nd well, pond, sewer, etc. Water quality is important. More pumping power is required.