According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), geothermal is the most environmentally responsible heating and cooling alternative because it is the lowest in greenhouse emissions.
St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 21, 2012
With energy costs continuing to soar more and more people are looking at ways to save money. Green energy is not only great for the environment; it’s a great way to save hundreds of dollars annually. Geothermal heating and cooling has been gaining popularity over the past few years. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), geothermal is the most environmentally responsible heating and cooling alternative because it is the lowest in greenhouse emissions. With current federal tax incentives of up to 30% of the total investment of the installation geothermal heat pumps, going green is a great decision.
Geothermal systems work by transferring heat in the earth. Much like midwestern caves, the earth’s underground temperature stays relatively constant all year round. Holes are drilled into the earth and “loops” are inserted into the holes. The loops are used transfer heat to and from the earth. In the cold weather months heat is extracted from the earth to warm your home. Reversing the process cools your home in the warmer months. Geothermal units simply transfer heat back and forth between the Earth instead of creating it. This process uses a very small amount of electricity compared to conventional heating/cooling methods. A typical homeowner can save an average of between $600 and $1,200 per year with a geothermal system.
One problem geothermal installers are currently facing is drilling the boreholes for the loops. Traditionally, drilling rigs are extremely large pieces of equipment designed to drill deep within the earth. They are usually too large to fit in confined spaces like backyards and in between houses where geothermal installs typically take place. Consumers agree even the most powerful drill is inefficient if it is too expensive to run, requiring too much fuel and maintenance.
Mid-Western, LLC is a producer of pneumatic drills, hydraulic drills, located in O’Fallon, Missouri. Mid-Western has been manufacturing a line of compact, small footprint drill rigs since the early 2000’s. Originally designed a shallow water well drilling rig, these powerful Hydraulic Rotary (HR) drills are perfectly suited for a geothermal drill rig. The Mid-Western HR rig is lightweight, able to easily access tight spaces in backyards without damaging existing landscape or crushing driveways and sewer lines. The affordability of Mid-Western’s Hydraulic Rotary drilling equipment brings the average cost per foot for drilling geothermal boreholes to under $7.00 per foot, much less than larger drill rigs. The Mid Western hydraulic drills work so well for geothermal drilling they have just partnered up with Earthlinked Technologies, Inc. Earthlinked is a leading manufacturer of energy saving geothermal solutions. Earthlinked has installed many successful residential and commercial units across the United States, including Google’s Mountain View campus in California.
With federal, state, and local tax incentives available there has never been a better time to install a geothermal heating/cooling system. The Mid-Western Hydraulic Rotary drill rig is the perfect piece of equipment to efficiently and cost effectively drill boreholes for the lowest emission heating/cooling systems available today. Finally, consumers have an inexpensive alternative to go green using drills and geothermal energy. Mid Western also provides a wide variety of specialty equipment, including jack leg drills and sinker drills