General Heating and Air Conditioning has significant experience with the design, development, and installation of geothermal mechanical systems.
As a member of the Wisconsin Geothermal Association since 2001, General’s largest, most impressive, and most visible geothermal project is located in Verona, Wisconsin at Epic. This multi-building campus embarked on a geothermal project with a scale not seen before in this area. Epic geothermal vertical bore field is to date the largest installation in the Midwest.
General, partnering with experienced and knowledgeable subcontractors, performed an installation that far exceeded anyone’s expectations. The emergence, development, and refinement of new approaches to energy usage and conservation are a continuous and ongoing process. At General, we are on the leading edge of new innovations taking place in core HVAC applications.
Some noteworthy facts regarding the Epic geothermal system:
- Wells are up to 500 feet deep
- Wells are generally spaced 20 feet on center, forming a grid covering hundreds of acres
- There are thousands of wells, feeding into dozens of large header pits
- Well pipes are constructed of 1-1/4″ diameter SDR-9 Polyethylene pipe
- Distribution system consists of miles of pipe up to 36” in diameter
Geothermal project examples:
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