We went back to a time when energy saving is important and now on two fronts: saving the family budget and saving the environment and ecology. Designing an efficient geothermal system , with the help of a specialist course, we can certainly help you achieve the first goal and feel morally responsible for the sustainability theme!

Like any plant, the geothermal must be designed according to specific needs : the building’s energy, the competition of other energy sources, the position and the ability to leverage the depth of the soil or bodies of water and, last but not least, our family needs calculated in the long run. But what is and what is the geothermal system ? It is a system able to regulate the temperature of the water required for the correct operation of heating and air conditioning systems and for the production of hot water, yielding or taking heat from the ground depending on the season of use, using the heat of soil . The plants can serve both large single-family homes and complex real estate but it is necessary to know the characteristics of the soil – or water basin – to know which is the amount of heat that the ground can give-get and at what depth. For an efficient operation is therefore highly desirable that there is a working plan prepared by an engineer expert in the field with any test such as the Ground Response Test sample probe for more complex interventions.

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The basis of the system, the constant temperature of the ground – at a certain depth – regardless of the season. In fact, if we consider that the soil at a certain depth has a temperature of 15-18 ° C understand how it is possible to transfer temperature from the building in summer and acquire the latent heat in the winter with the use of heat pumps. The system mainly consists of piping which pick up heat from the ground, if vertically, or horizontally by water basins. This is the first choice at a cost and power of our system and obviously depends on the availability of outer space and on soil type. The heat pump is responsible for the transformation – summer or winter – the heat from outside to inside and vice versa. Must be carefully sized and selected in relation to the individual plant and the amount of features for which you want to use it! With the accumulation tank can for example accumulate the hot water for sanitary use. When the water comes into the house enters the distribution system. The best use is to low temperature systems such as underfloor heating and fan .

The benefits relate to independence from fossil fuels with the use of free energy and environmentally friendly, the elimination of fire hazards, explosions and poisoning and input of pollutants into the air. Remains a certain initial investment – certainly beyond that of a normal boiler and air conditioning, but the engineers say that the investment can be recovered in about eight years of operation. In fact, if think of eight years without heating bill accounts more or less back.