Geothermal and Geology

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 cialis 5mg 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 in ...

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How to protect your yard during a geothermal installation

How to protect your yard during a geothermal installation

A question that often surfaces before a homeowner decides to sign a contract with a geothermal installer is how the installation is going to affect their yard. Many homeowners invest in their landscaping and take pride in it. While some damage to a yard is inevitable during an installation, there are some practices that homeowners can encourage their geothermal well driller or installer to follow in order to keep yard damage to a minimum. Before selling a geothermal system, many contractor ...

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Geothermal in Canada

Geothermal in Canada

FlAGallery Canada may be known for its great hockey, maple sugar, and their frequent use of the word “aye,” but this country has also developed a strong geothermal industry that is unique and vibrant.  Since its first geothermal heat pump installation in 1949 in a house owned by the University of Toronto, it has grown into a mature geothermal market that encourages efficiently designed systems and innovation. The first geothermal installation in Canada was led by <a href ...

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A Bosch Experience at Serenbe

A Bosch Experience at Serenbe

Just South of Atlanta there is a vibrant community known as Serenbe. Last weekend, I found myself driving south on I-85 and arriving at Serenbe after a taking a few turns down some country roads off the interstate. The drive coming up to the community is serene. Green fields line the roads approaching Serenbe, and the sign at the entrance is the only clue that you are approaching a community that features three restaurants, an inn, stables, art galleries, and local shops. This is the community t ...

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Will Geothermal Increase the Value of My Home?

Will Geothermal Increase the Value of My Home?

Before deciding to purchase a geothermal system, many homeowners ask this question.  Geothermal systems are a large investment and people want to make sure they will still get a benefit from the system if they decide to sell their home before they reach their payback period.  Life is uncertain, and you can think you will be in your home for several years, but you never know when a job or other event in your life could take you to a new area.  The two main schools of thought regarding geot ...

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