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Geothermal and Geology
Partridge Well Drilling was established in 1892. Their first drilling rigs used wooden masts, were powered by steam, and transported from site to site by horse drawn wagons. Today, they are a full service well drilling company and also an IGSHPA (International Ground Source Heat Pump Association) certified geothermal loop installer.
Merritt Partridge works for Partridge Well Drilling and spent some time talking with me last week about how underground geology affects a geothermal install ...
Track Geothermal Performance with New Product from EnergyWise Partners
For those of you who have security systems in your home, you know that your service provider will call when it is time to change your batteries. They can monitor your security system to ensure it is operating effectively from an office one hundred miles away. What if you, as a geothermal contractor, could offer this same service to your clients after installing geothermal systems? Thanks to support from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSR ...
Top Five Questions About Geothermal Retrofits
A lot of people who are interested in geothermal heating systems for their home already have a heating system in place. While it is obviously easiest to install a geothermal system in a brand new house, there are many options available with geothermal retrofits to adapt your current system. Here are some of the common questions about geothermal retrofits that will help you decide if that option is right for your home.
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How Deep Are Geothermal Loops?
A geothermal heating and cooling system consists of two main components: the heat pump and the ground loop. While some people in the industry refer to the ground loop as the heat exchanger, many people simply refer to it as the loop or the loop field.
After a geothermal system has been installed for several months to a year, the grass from the drilling will have grown back a person could walk over the loop field and not even know that it exists. This is ironic considering how important of a ...
Proper Geothermal System Sizing
First and foremost, we'd like to wish all of our viewers a very happy New Year! We're excited about 2012 and the potential the geothermal heating and cooling industry has to grow in the coming year. We'd like to start this year off (blog wise, at least) by touching on something that we think is of the utmost importance to our industry's growth and success. Perhaps the most important part of a geothermal installation takes place before the ground is broken. That's right - sizing the geothermal he ...