Choosing a geothermal system for heating and cooling your home can bring you many years of comfort and convenience. These types of systems are very energy efficient and are built to last much longer than many other types of home heating and cooling systems. However, they can also be more expensive to install, and one of the main reasons for this is that there is often drilling required.
Geothermal home heating and cooling systems are able to extract heat from the ground around your home and transfer that heat back into your house. In order to do this, however, they need to have a loop of pipe installed in the ground below or around your house through which they can circulate liquid. Installing this system of pipe, of course, requires that either a trench be dug or a deeper hole be drilled.
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Lanz Heating & Cooling has been the Champaign–Urbana area leader in geothermal drilling and system installation for quite some time. We have a great deal of experience working on these types of projects and our technicians have the skills necessary to get your geothermal heating and cooling system installed properly and quickly.
Extreme Weather Effectiveness
When you are considering having a geothermal heating and cooling system put in, you will need to decide whether you want a vertical or a horizontal installation. In a horizontal installation, you can generally forgo the drilling and have a simple trench opened up in your yard. This is generally cheaper than opting for a vertical installation, but you will also need to have enough space to lay out the necessary pipe horizontally.
A vertical installation, on the other hand, is favored under several circumstances. For instance, if you live in an area with very harsh winters where the ground is often frozen for long periods of time, a vertical installation may make more sense. This type of pipe configuration will let your system continue to draw from stronger heat sources further below the ground’s surface, making it easier to keep your house warm no matter how cold it gets outside.
Because of the higher temperatures found further beneath the surface, a vertical geothermal installation also generally requires less pipe overall. A vertical installation can be the best option, especially if you do not have enough space around your house for a horizontal installation.
But a vertical installation generally requires geothermal drilling, which can raise the total installation price. It can also mean that the project will take longer to complete. Regardless of these complications, however, a geothermal heat source accessed by drilling will be much more powerful than one closer to the surface. Also, the further down you drill, the more heat you will get, and so the more efficiently your system will function.
Experienced Geothermal Technicians
Call Lanz Inc. if you live in the Champaign, IL area and you need geothermal drilling and system installation. We have completed many of these projects for customers all over the region and we can provide expert advice and services to you no matter what your particular situation.
This is the type of project you want to make sure is done right the first time, and when you do business with us, that is something you can be confident in. No geothermal drilling project is too big or too small for our experts and we will be glad to walk you through the entire process so that you can be sure you are getting exactly what you want.