Thinking of using geothermal energy to heat and cool your home? That involves doingsome digging. Having a geothermal system installed isn’t as simple as replacing afurnace and central AC with a heat pump. You’ll need to have a ground loop installedfirst.
At Muegge Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Electrical, our HVAC experts handle thewhole installation process for you. We determine what type of loop you need and get itinstalled, so you can start enjoying the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling inyour home. We also offer geothermal loop repairs in Central Indiana.
Geothermal systems are made up of a ground loop and heat pump. The loop is a system of pipes installed in the ground. These pipes have fluid in them that absorbs heat from the ground when it’s cold out. If it’s hot out, the fluid places heat from inside your home back in the soil. The loop connects to your heat pump, providing your home with dependable heating and cooling.
Ground loops for geothermal systems aren’t one size fits all. There are a few different loop configurations that may or may not be suitable for your home, depending on the amount of yard space you have. Other factors like your landscaping or what kind of soil you have also affect the type of ground loop that’s best for your home.
You don’t have to worry about figuring that out. Our HVAC professionals have the expertise needed to determine the most suitable ground loop for your property. These are the main kinds of loops used for geothermal systems.
These loops are installed in a wide area of your yard. They don’t involve as much deep digging as vertical loops, but you need to have enough yard space for them. Horizontal loops usually need to be dug around 6 to 10 feet deep, although this can vary. Installing a horizontal ground loop involves what’s known as trenching instead of drilling.
What happens if you don’t have enough yard space for a horizontal ground loop? You might need to have a vertical loop installed instead. This kind of loop also works if you have a lot of landscaping that you don’t want disrupted or if you have a lot of rock near the surface of your yard. For vertical ground loop installation, we’ll need to drill holes that extend hundreds of feet deep. This won’t take up much yard space, but it does need to go a lot deeper than a horizontal ground loop.
Open loops work differently from closed loops. These loops pull water from a nearby lake, pond, well, or other water source to heat and cool your home. They’re more simple to install, since they don’t involve a lot of digging. The drawback is you need to have an available water source close to your home, which isn’t as common.
Geothermal ground loop systems need to be handled with expert care. This helps lower the risk of damage to landscaping or other areas of your yard. At Muegge, we have the knowledge and expertise needed to install ground loops. We can work with you to figure out the best type of loop for your property and ensure that it’s properly installed.
Ground loops for geothermal systems are incredibly durable. They can end up with problems from time to time, though. If you run into any issues with your geothermal loop, our team at Muegge can help. We offer timely repairs to make sure that yoursystem works as it should for reliable heating and cooling.
How do you know if there’s something wrong with your geothermal loop? Look for anyof these signs.
Damage or other problems can result in leaks from your ground loop. We can find out where the leak is occurring and make the needed repairs to fix it.
Some ground loops can develop scale buildup due to hard water. This buildup can interfere with the way your loop works. Our team can flush your geothermal loop to remove scale buildup.
Ready for geothermal ground loop installation or need repairs? Just give the experts at Muegge a call. We can give you a quote on geothermal loop installation in Central Indiana or come out for prompt repairs.
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