The use of geothermal systems to heat and cool in the residential sector has been increasing at a high rate due primarily to the energy and cost saving effects it can have for the homeowner. This has led to an increase in the number of systems put into homes during the new construction phase, but also has meant that many existing homes have been retrofit with a new geothermal system regardless of the age of the building.
As every homeowner’s yard is different, the first step for us as the loop field contractor is typically a site visit to see what possibilities exist. If there is enough room, a horizontal trench system is typically the loop of choice as it involves the least expensive installation costs. If site factors such as limited space, very high ground water level, or high bedrock level occur, a vertical loop system may be the best choice. In certain cases we have also put in loops using horizontal boring equipment if that is the best option.