After this type of event, the probe is usually no longer intact or the pipe allows too little throughput. This reduces the heating performance, and the probe is no longer functional.
… the probe is squeezed by a swellable layer below ground.
… subsidence results in reduced throughput
… a landslide damages the probe.
… the probe is no longer intact after an earthquake.
… damage results from lasting, foreseeable effects.
... additional drilling is required to cover an increase in demand for heat.
... the probe system freezes because too much heat is constantly obtained.
Geothermal probes are the most common method of using geothermal heat in Switzerland. The probes extract geothermal energy from the soil and conduct it via a heat pump to a heating system. Accordingly, the energy and maintenance costs are low, so that the initial investment pays off in the medium term. Protection is therefore essential as a claim can be expensive and endanger the amortization of the probe.
You can insure your installation directly with Helvetia – online or via your personal advisor. Moreover, the following drilling companies in Switzerland also offer Helvetia’s downhole heat exchanger insurance:
Insurance cover begins on the date stated in the policy. However, insurance cover begins at the earliest after the required final pressure test.