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What if I don’t have enough room for a horizontal loop?

  • September 18, 2012 
Jerry Brown, Brown Heating & Cooling
Proud Green Home

When installing a geothermal system, if there isn’t enough room for a horizontal racetrack maybe you can still get a horizontal slinky loop system to fit in the space you have. You only need 90 feet of trench per loop versus 300 feet for a racetrack. If you still don’t have enough room then you have two options: directional bore or vertical loop. The directional bore is slightly cheaper and less messy but the vertical loop is a safer bet to not encounter unforeseen problems.

A vertical loop system is installed by drilling vertical holes, or bore holes, at a depth of 150 to 300 feet per ton capacity and spaced 15 to 20 feet apart. U-shaped loops are then placed in the holes then backfilled and sealed to enhance thermal conductivity for maximum efficiency. As you can see the space needed for vertical loop is quite minimal.

A directional bore loop system is cheaper and less messy because it does not require any excavation other than the header trench. This is a process of drilling horizontally 15 feet under the ground surface to install the loop field. Another advantage of directional boring is the ability to go under obstacles and disturbs less surrounding landscaping.

This expert insight brought to you by Jerry Brown, owner of Brown Heating and Air Conditioning and  a GeoComfort Geothermal System dealer for Enertech Global LLC.

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The 24th Annual Energy Fair June 21-23, 2013 – Custer, WI Each year the MREA Energy Fair transforms rural Central Wisconsin into the global hot spot for renewable energy education. The Energy Fair brings over 20,000 people from nearly every state in the U.S. and several countries around the world to learn, connect with others and ready them for action … Continue reading

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Clean Air

GeoComfort 4th Quarter Clean Air Promotion

The World’s Most Efficient Humidifier Just Got Better!
GeoComfort announces a special fourth quarter Clean Air promotion available October 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011. Homeowners will save $300 off of the installed price of an EWC® S2000 or S2020 Steam Humdifier purchased and installed in conjunction with a GeoComfort geothermal heat pump system (compressor bearing unit).

Consumer Promotion:
$300 off Installed Purchase Price

Promotion Date:
October 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011

Plan ahead and take advantage of this offer before time runs out!

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GeoComfort’s New Lifetime Warranty



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GeoComfort now offers a Limited Lifetime Compressor Warranty

for additional peace of mind. This is available to all of Green Bay, Appleton and Fox Valley customers and compliments our standard 5/5/5 + 10C coverage, or can be combined with the 10-year extended warranty. All GeoComfort models are supported by the best factory warranty options the industry has to offer.
Promotion Details:

  • From July 1, 2011 to September 30, 2011,  customer must sign the dealer’s contract during this time frame in order to qualify.
  • Proposals may be resubmitted to the homeowner and Enertech if originally bid without the free warranty. All eligibility dates still apply.
  • There is no maximum number of eligible warranties per household.
  • Unit sales must be taken by December 31, 2011.
  • This promotion cannot be used in conjunction with any other Enertech promotions or special pricing.
  • Please refer to the “Limited Lifetime Compressor Warranty” information for details regarding warranty coverage.
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