Extracting energy from the ground to heat a property is a sustainable use of the Earth’s natural resources and could reduce your fuel bills and carbon emissions. A few metres below the ground, the temperature is constant throughout the year, typically 11°C. This energy can be harnessed to heat your home and water.
Dragon Drilling installs ground source boreholes for many leading renewable heating installers throughout North Wales, the Northwest of England and the Midlands. We drill boreholes from which a ground source heat pump can extract, convert and transfer energy for domestic properties, commercial facilities such as leisure complexes, caravan parks and hotels, and industrial units.
The benefits of ground source heating systems include:
All our drilling rigs are modern and custom-built to our own specification for maximum flexibility. To minimise disruption to your property, they are rubber-tracked and highly manoeuvrable to access the tightest of locations. Dragon Drilling typically drills to depths of 100 to 150 metres. Once drilled, we install pressure tested heating loops. For total peace of mind, all underground piping used by Dragon Drilling carries a manufacturer’s guarantee of fifty years The borehole is then backfilled from bottom to top using thermal transfer grouts to improve the connection with the ground and ensure optimum performance. Unlike shallow slinky coils of pipe, boreholes are installed far deeper into the ground and therefore harness a more constant temperature. Borehole loops can be installed where space is at a premium and without any significant disruption to mature gardens and landscapes.