What I did with my long weekend

Sat­ur­day my yard looked love­ly, lush and green.

Look ma!  No fence!

Then…

Mon­day the drillers came.

Drilling time

And now my yard looks a lit­tle less idyl­lic, a lit­tle less love­ly:

Mucky

The drilling and the pipes are part of the “Let’s install geot­her­mal heat­ing and AC into the blue house” project. I’ll keep you updat­ed as to the progress of said project.

2 thoughts on “What I did with my long weekend

  1. Real­ly — geot­her­mal? I won­der how deep they need to drill to get any heat. I didn’t know this could be done eco­nom­i­cal­ly for a sin­gle home.

    How’s it going?

  2. They can, in fact. There are gov­ern­ment incen­tives in place right now that will knock over $5000 off the cost of the instal­la­tion, too.

    They drilled 8 holes, each 110 feet deep. That’s for a 4-ton unit, which is what we’re get­ting. A 3-ton unit, which would work if our house wasn’t quite so drafty, would require about 6 holes.

    It’s going well. The elec­tri­cian is sup­posed to come tomor­row to upgrade our ser­vice to 200 amps, and then all that’s left is to get the fur­nace and the hot-water tank(s) installed.

    PS: I guess it depends how you define “eco­nom­i­cal”. This project is cost­ing us about $20,000 before the rebates. Grant­ed, those are Cana­di­an dol­lars, but these days we’re still sit­ting pret­ty near to par with your cur­ren­cy…

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