Indiana Geothermal is a premier leader in the design of the geothermal loop fields. Kris Kyler, the President of Indiana Geothermal, is one of the few Certified GeoExchange Designers (CGD) in the Midwest; because of this, we believe we have a distinct advantage over our competitors. Indiana Geothermal has the correct tools to get the loop designed, drawn, and installed correctly the first time.
A Pond Loop consists of multiple coils piped together to serve the building. These coils will be piped together in "rafts" and sunk to the bottom of the lake/pond. This is the most cost effective way to achieve the benefits of a geothermal system. The drawback is that it takes a significant amount of land to build the pond for this system to be installed in.
A 6-pipe loop field consists of a trench with 6 total pipes pinned on the floor and walls of the trench. The piping shall be deep enough as to be installed below the frost line. This type of Closed-Loop field is cost effective, but will damage any landscaping above the piping. Refer to the picture to see the field during construction.
A Horizontal Bore loop field consists of a horizontal hole bored in the earth with 2 pipe connected threaded inside. The pipes will be installed deep enough to be below the frost layer, and deeper than any obstacles in the space. This type of loop will be a good choice where trenching is not an option due to surface obstructions.
A Vertical Bore loop field consists of vertical bores with 2 connected pipes inside. This hole is grouted to help achieve thermal connectivity. This type of loop is the best choice where horizontal space is limited.