What is Geothermal Drilling?

If you are looking for a limitless supply of renewable and reliable energy sources to power your cooling or heating system, then we suggest looking into Geothermal drilling. Users can take advantage of an alternate energy source by tapping into the earth’s abundance of heat energy. At Crabtree Well & Pump, we believe in providing a sustainable solution for the current worldwide energy crisis. Continue reading this blog to learn some cool facts about Geothermal drilling.

Geothermal pipes being laid

How Does It Work?

Geothermal drilling is primarily an extraction system for warm air pockets found approximately nine meters below the earth’s surface. These pockets are an amalgamation of the earth’s internal and external forces. On average, you will find that these pockets hold a steady temperature of seven to nine degrees Celsius (that’s 44.6 - 48.2 degrees Fahrenheit). As these pockets are constantly replenishing, scientists believe that they can be a sustainable source of alternative energy.

A single tak geothermal system

2 Types of Geothermal Systems

Many water well service providers offer two types of geothermal systems. In a closed-loop geothermal system, the pump service digs up one or multiple geothermal wells to install a continuous series of looping pipes containing a heat-transfer fluid. This fluid absorbs the heat from the earth as it circulates through the pipes extending into the ground. Eventually, the heat is extracted from the fluid through the pump and returned to the pipes. An open system utilizes two wells whereby one extracts water from the earth, and the other contains the water after the heat is extracted from it.

A geothermal system in place in a home

Reliable and Renewable Energy Resource

Unlike fossil fuels, the energy extracted from geothermal drilling is reliable and renewable. If installed properly, a geothermal well can predominantly operate on its own without requiring any additional maintenance. Our team at Crabtree Well & Pump has over 70 years of experience with well pump repair and installation. By utilizing cutting-edge technology and expertise, you can rest assured knowing that our team will help you tap into a sustainable energy source.

Easy to use system for alternative energy

Economical and Affordable

One of the most attractive features of geothermal drilling is that it’s a very economical and affordable way of extracting the earth’s heat. Unlike other welling projects, there are low to no running costs associated with geothermal wells. The upfront installation cost is an investment that also increases overall property value. Moreover, you can significantly cut back on your energy costs as a high-quality geothermal system can produce heat or cool air for less than $40 per month for an approximately 1200 sq-foot property.

There are many benefits associated with installing a geothermal drilling system. An efficient geothermal system can ensure long-lasting benefits for home and business owners. These include cutting back energy costs and preserving fossil fuels. If you are unsure about getting a geothermal system, we recommend reaching out to our representative to learn more.