Your geothermal loop system is the base of geothermal technology. No matter which option you choose, it will deliver over 300% efficient comfort and savings for many years into the future. As your local geothermal dealer, we will help you select the proper loop system for your home. In addition, Better Air will assess your current open-loop system and refit any area that needs attention for new construction or a retrofit situation. Visit the GeoComfort website for more information.
A horizontal loop is the best option when your land area is limited or in retrofit applications of existing homes. A drilling rig bores a hole at of depth of 150 to 200 feet. A U-shaped coil of high-density pipe is mounted into the borehole. The excavations are backfilled with a sealing solution.
This is the most common loop used when adequate land area is available. Loop installers use excavation equipment such as chain trenchers, backhoes and track hoes to dig trenches approximately 6-8 feet deep. Trench lengths range from 100 to 300 feet, depending on the loop design and application.