A geothermal heating and cooling system is a very efficient, eco-friendly means by which to heat your home in the winter and cool your home in the summer, all while using just one system. One of the most vital components of any geothermal heating and cooling system is the geothermal loop. There are a few different ways in which a geothermal loop may be set up.
When you decide to have a geothermal heating and cooling system installed on your property, it is of the utmost importance that you schedule that service with skilled, experienced professionals. Determining what type of setup is right for your property is hard enough, let alone actually installing all of that equipment. Be sure to let our team handle your geothermal system services in Snohomish, WA.
Closed Loop Systems
A closed loop system may include horizontal loop, vertical loop, and pond/lake loop designs. In these systems, an antifreeze mixture is fed through this loop in order to remove heat from the surrounding environment. That means drawing heat out of the ground in horizontal/vertical loops, or out of the water in a pond/lake loop.
In a horizontal loop, the geothermal loop is installed in excavated trenches. If there is not sufficient room for this, holes can be drilled into the ground in order to accommodate a vertical loop. If there is an appropriate water source on the property, the geothermal loop can simply be installed in the water in a pond/lake loop, without the need for any digging or excavation.
Open Loop Systems
In an open loop system, water itself is used in lieu of the antifreeze mixture, itself operating as the heat transfer fluid. Well water, or even surface water, may be used. At the end of the cycle, the water is returned to the ground via a recharge well, or simply through surface discharge. There are a lot of codes and regulations that must be satisfied with this type of installation.
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