| Geo-Thermal Vertical Loop System for a 6 ton residential home. Completed six 200 feet holes each equaling a ton each, totaling 1,200 feet of vertical loops fused and dug into the home. This type of loop configuration is ideal where yard space is insufficient to permit horizontal loops for buildings. Vertical holes are bored into the ground 150 to 450 feet deep. Each hole contains a single loop of pipe with a U-bend at the bottom. After the pipe is inserted, the hole is grouted. Each vertical pipe is then connected to a horizontal pipe into a manifold, which is also concealed underground. The horizontal pipe then carries fluid in a closed system to and from the Geo-Exchange system.
During the winter, water or an antifreeze solution is circulated through buried pipe, collecting heat from the earth and transporting it into the building. During the summer, the system cools the building by reversing itself, collecting heat from the building and transporting it back into the earth. Vertical loops are generally more expensive to install at first, but in the long run it is much more efficient and inexpensive to run than a regular furnace. On average you can run a Geo-Exchange system for a lot less than a regular furnace or air conditioner. It will cut down the cost of heating and cooling your house. Vertical loops require less piping than horizontal loops, because the earth deeper down is alternating cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
As an additional benefit, Geo-Exchange systems can provide inexpensive hot water, either to supplement or replace entirely the output of a conventional, domestic water heater. For more information to compare your heating and cooling you have now and the pricing of a Geo-Exchange, please feel free to contact us.