Site Plans for Geothermal Heating and Cooling – Ground Digging Permits

By | January 11th, 2018|Geothermal Heating and Cooling|

Your home’s property sits above a vast field of renewable, inexpensive heat, and the soil or water below is also an efficient place to discharge heat when cooling your home. Digging the Ground horizontally or drilling a well for Geothermal Heating and Cooling – Planning Phase via It will take significant site planning, permitting, dirt work and possibly drilling to tap into the earth’s sustainable geothermal heating and cooling potential. While the process varies slightly among municipalities, you’ll have to take these or similar steps to meet development and building code requirements: Submit a site plan to the planning/development office for approval Obtain approval from state and/or federal environmental agencies for wells that use surface bodies of water Use the approval(s) to obtain permits for excavation, well drilling and geothermal system installation The geothermal heating and cooling contractor you use will work with you on obtaining the necessary approvals and permits, but when you know what steps must be taken, you’ll be sure the project is handled properly from planning to installation of the ground source heat pump (GSHP) system. Here’s more detail on each step: […]