What Is Geothermal Energy?
Geothermal energy is a unique form of energy that uses the earth’s constant temperature to help heat and cool your home. Below the crust of the earth, there is a region of the mantle where the temperature is constant all year round. This temperature ranges from 45 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on the location.
Geothermal energy can be used in a residential setting, as well as for commercial spaces. You can harness the power of the earth and reap the benefits by choosing geothermal energy for your home or business. The constant temperature of the earth’s mantle can be used to heat your home in the winter or cool it in the summer.
At Crabtree Well & Pump in Springfield, we offer a variety of great well and pump services. One of our more unique services includes our geothermal drilling. Our mission is to provide home and business owners with the option to reduce energy costs and choose an environmentally friendly energy option. With our geothermal drilling services, we can do just that!
How It Works
Since the interior of the earth below your home is a constant temperature, which is warmer than the coldest winter day and cooler than the hottest summer day, it can be used to help heat or cool your home. By utilizing this natural and constant occurrence, you can keep your home a comfortable temperature while being more energy environmentally friendly and saving money.
There are a variety of geothermal heating and cooling systems, including a closed or opened loop system, pond loops, or slinky coil ground loops. There are pros and cons to each of these types of systems. For now, we are going to take a look at a closed loop system and the steps it takes to heat or cool your space.
With a closed loop system, closed loop pipes are buried in the ground beneath your home or business. These pipes contain a water solution that helps to cool or heat your home.
The water circulates through the pipes and changes in temperature as it absorbs heat. During the summer, heat is absorbed in your home and transferred into the ground. During the winter, heat is absorbed from the ground and transferred into your home.
The heat pump and circulating fluid are constantly transferring heat to keep your home at the perfect temperature.
Benefits of Geothermal Energy:
System maintenance costs are very low
Power usage is very low
Energy flow is reliable
Energy use is environmentally friendly
Operation is extremely cost-effective
The system is low maintenance
Environmentally Friendly and Highly Efficient Heating and Cooling
Geothermal energy does not require burning fossil fuels, and geothermal fields have relatively low emissions. Instead of relying on the sun or wind to produce energy, the source of geothermal energy comes from sources below the ground that hover around a constant temperature all year long. Compared to other heating options, geothermal systems have lower annual maintenance costs and use very little power, so if you’ve been searching for climate control that will keep your costs as low as possible, there’s really no better option! This is a unique replacement for the typical HVAC system and can provide you with a comfortable home, more efficient heating and cooling, and allow you to save money while helping the planet.
How Crabtree Well & Pump Can Help
At Crabtree Well & Pump in Springfield, we offer geothermal drilling services to help provide your home or business with this unique energy and heating and cooling system. We have been providing our high-quality services for three generations, making us the best choice for your geothermal drilling needs. We will be able to tell you whether this heating and cooling solution is right for your residential or commercial space and provide any additional information you need. Be sure to check out these resources for more information.