Geothermal Drilling in Atlanta – “What will that do to MY YARD???”
A client came to us with a question and a serious concern regarding her up and coming geothermal drilling of her heating and cooling installation into her Atlanta home. She wanted to know, “what happens to my lawn during the install or drilling process?” Well, here is the answer…
I thought about this and of course answered our client delicately, but the truth is the installation of a geothermal heating and cooling system is very complex. Yes, it will ruin your yard. Yet, the benefits are amazing and just how much of a space is ruined depends on the looping system that is needed.
First, installing a geothermal heating and air system in your Atlanta home is a bit more complex than installing a traditional heating and air system. Many homeowners look to a geothermal system because of its sustainability and the benefits of lowered energy and maintenance costs. However, homeowners also wonder if a geothermal installation will ruin their landscaping or their yard. That simple answer is, yes it will.
Understanding Differences of Vertical Loops Vs. Horizontal Loops
When you have a vertical loop geothermal system installed in your yard, the work needed in your landscaping is minimal. EcoMech will dig a deep hole about 200-600ft (you’ll know how deep during the quoting process) then proceed to do the job. Yes, you’ll have a ruined lawn, but the benefit of a beautiful geothermal system in your home will bring a smile to your face. You may have to reseed the area, but again the geothermal benefits are amazing!
Horizontal Loop Systems and Your Yard Lawn
This is vastly different from a hole that goes straight down in your yard. These horizontal loops require more construction in the yard than vertical loops. EcoMech doesn’t need to dig as far down to install the loops, but we will come out and have to dig long trenches (see picture side) These types of loops are not as common due to homeowners not having the yard space needed to complete and install the horizontal loops.
Either way, we work with everyone’s budget and everyone’s landscaping needs. We do not drill or install geothermal systems until you, the homeowner, are happy with the what, when, how, where, and cost of the job.
EcoMech Geothermal Heating and Air is here to assist you in every way we can. We enjoy meeting with clients and sharing our expertise with them on geothermal installations. We work with new home builders, military installations and commercial installations. Get a quote today at 678-673-1822