Three Facts About Geothermal Well Drilling
A mere nine metres below the earth's surface, the temperature stays at a steady 7-9°C all year. The internal heat of the earth, powered both by its core and by external factors such as sun and rain, creates a steady stream of energy. Brewster Well Drilling is capable of tapping into this limitless energy source with help from our expert geothermal well drilling team.
Geothermal energy is a fantastic alternative energy source that will likely only continue to grow in popularity. Here are three facts about geothermal well drilling that you might like to know:
1) Geothermal energy is reliable and renewable
It might seem that harnessing power from the earth would be unpredictable, but geothermal power is actually a very steady and reliable source of energy. When installed correctly, geothermal wells can function for centuries with little to no maintenance.
On top of being reliable, one of the most important characteristics of geothermal energy is that it's renewable. Because the resource is constantly being replenished, it provides a sustainable form of energy that can help reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.
2) Geothermal wells are an economical choice
Not only is geothermal energy reliable and sustainable, but geothermal wells themselves can be a smart, long-term economical decision.
Most of the costs associated with geothermal well drilling are incurred upfront, and can represent a significant investment. However, once a geothermal system has been built, it comes with minimal maintenance and operating costs. A geothermal system can heat or cool a 1,200 sq-foot home for less than $40 a month. Additionally, maintenance costs are extremely low because the heat pump does not need to work very hard to extract the energy as is the case with air source heat pumps.
Another important factor to consider is that a geothermal system is a great way to increase property value. Prospective buyers would be very attracted to a property that already has a system in place.
3) There are two types of geothermal systems
Finally, anyone who is interested in geothermal well drilling on their property should know that there are two types of systems: a closed loop and an open loop system.
A closed loop system uses a single or multiple geothermal wells and a continuous loop of pipe which contains a circulating heat transfer fluid. The fluid absorbs energy from the ground and is passed through the heat pump where the energy is extracted before completing the cycle again.
An open loop system, on the other hand, uses two wells. One extracts water from the ground, while the other is used to reject the water once the energy has been extracted by the heat pump.
Brewster Well Drilling: Your Experienced Geothermal Well Drilling Team
Either type of geothermal system can save you money on heating and air conditioning if installed by a professional geothermal well drilling team. At Brewster Well Drilling, we want to ensure that the investment you put towards a geothermal system is going to pay off for you, no matter the size of the installation. We work on small family residences and large industrial projects alike.
We're also here to answer any other questions you might have about geothermal well drilling and whether it might be a good option for you. Feel free to contact Brewster Well Drilling today to learn more.