So the solution that the heating and a/c business came up with was for me to go and have a gate built around the geothermal heat pump
Having a heat pump in the backyard to act as the furnace for our home is great, but maintaining it is another thing. The maintenance of the heat pump would not be so bad if it was not for these darn squirrels that keep digging it up! Every single time this happens I have to make a phone call to the local heating and a/c business to send out one of their certified heat and cooling system specialists to come and remount the geothermal heat pump into the ground, and this costs me a pretty penny every time! I almost want to shoot the squirrels. But I could not do that because it is not their fault really. They do not guess what they are doing. So the solution that the heating and a/c business came up with was for me to go and have a gate built around the geothermal heat pump. But not just any gate. A gate that would be so smooth surfaced that the squirrels would not be able to climb it and even mess with our geothermal heat pump. This construction was going to also cost me a pretty penny, but in the long run it is going to save me cash because I will no longer have to be calling the local heating and a/c business to come out as well as remount the heat pump every few weeks! I must have spent close to a thousand dollars in the last 2 weeks just because of these darn squirrels and their desire to dig up our geothermal heat pump! I wish I could send them the bills.