Water charges encourages property owners to drill for water
ELLIS WELL and Geothermal Drilling based in County Carlow have professional expertise in well drilling, they can advise you on all your water requirements from domestic, agricultural, commercial & geothermal drilling. Increasing numbers of businesses & farmers are drilling private wells to escape paying expensive local authority water charges recently announced by our new government. Water charges will hit these sectors hard due to the large volumes of water required. In the agricultural sector, dairy farmers are the biggest water consumers, a dairy cow can drink 135 litres of water a day, dry stock will drink on average 45 litres a day. The following is an average estimate of water used or wasted in routine household and personal tasks: • Flushing a toilet 8 litres • Oral hygiene 8 litres( if tap left running) • Gravity shower 35 litres • Power shower 80 litres • Washing machine 65 litres • Dish washer 25 litres • Watering the garden 540 litres • Washing the car by hose 400 litres A private well is cost effective when compared to rates charged by public water schemes.
Many home owners whom are not connected to a public or group water scheme are unaware there is a grant available from their local authority of 75%( max paid out € 2030) to have a well drilled & pump installed.
We also provide drilling for geothermal heating systems, covering all counties. At Ellis Drilling any advice you may need about moving toward Geothermal energy is readily available and offer a high quality service with very competitive rates. Geothermal heating extracts heat from the earth. While the temperature of the soil to several feet below the surface varies with the seasons, the earth’s temperature stays the same all year round.
Heat pumps are mostly used in conjunction with under floor heating where significant savings can be achieved as the entire floor is heated at a lower operating temperature than a radiator making it much more efficient and cost effective.
Significant savings can be made as every single degree temperature reduction means a reduction in your fuel bill. The most commonly used system in Ireland is a closed loop system where a loop of pipe is buried in the ground or borehole and filled with anti-freeze solution, or a refrigerant, and then connected to the heat pump.
Geothermal is arguably the safest form of heat you can use for your home, there is no flame, no fuel store and no risk of burns from dangerously hot surfaces.
A geothermal heating system is very discreet and compact; the heat pump requires no ventilation or chimney. A geothermal heating system is more than 3 times efficient as the most conventional system.
Ellis well drilling can be contacted on 059 6471355 (office) or Harry on 086 8211955. Or visit their website www.elliswelldrilling.ie Contact us regarding 75% water well grant available for existing homes.