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Can My Home Accommodate a Geothermal System?

Here in Lantana, TX, geothermal heating systems make an attractive alternative to more traditional forms of heating. Geothermal power taps into the ambient temperature of the earth, which doesn’t change no matter what the weather’s like. A series of tubes running through the ground passes a mixture of water and antifreeze, which facilitates a heat exchange with the nearby earth. The results allow you to heat your home cheaply and effectively once the system is installed. But before you put one in, you need to know whether it’s a good fit for your circumstances. “Can my home accommodate a geothermal system?” you ask. A few general guidelines can help you out.

Most geothermal systems are closed-loop system, which means the fluid stays contained within the coils or tubes.  Ideally, they need to be spread out across a horizontal field, which could require a great deal of property space. The presence of a pond or significant body of water doesn’t hurt either, though it’s not necessary.

A horizontal field allows relatively easy access to the tubes in case of repair. You could also plan your geothermal system using a vertical set-up, which plants them down deep shafts instead of across a wide field. This saves on space, but makes repair work much more difficult, since the tube must be removed from the shat (or the repairman dig considerably deeper.

All of that means that you need to have a fair amount of property in order to make a geothermal system practical. The good news is that Texas has its share of big lots – and even if your property isn’t too huge, you can still use a vertical system depending upon the particulars.

If you’re asking “can my home accommodate a geothermal system?” then you should contact a qualified professional. PRK Services, Inc. has experience in dealing with geothermal systems and can provide strong advice before planning and installing your system for you. Geothermal heaters in Lantana are a viable option. Let us guide you through the steps of the process and ensure that you have the right system for your home!

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