Bozeman builders Teton Heritage Builders is starting the installation of a geothermal heat pump system in Big Sky, Montana. The first of 24 geothermal wells was just drilled just off the building’s garage entrance. As bozeman builders, we understand the varying geology of the mountain folds around here and know importance of the scientific approach to designing a ground source heat pump system. So we are using this first vertical geothermal well to run a thermal conductivity test on the local geological formation to precisely size this geothermal system. With accurate test results in hand, the updated geothermal design will be the absolute best it can be.
Once finished, this well will be part of the ground heat exchanger for a 24 ton geothermal heating and cooling system. The homeowner will be able to simultaneously heat and cool their mountain home in the Yellowstone Club using the renewable energy naturally stored underground on their site. By harnessing the Earth’s heat their radiant and forced air system will reach levels of efficiency above 350% in the middle of the winter. Talk about huge savings!