What are Geothermal Systems
Shallow Geothermal systems are a subdivision of Geothermy and in combination with the technology of geothermal heat pumps they can give us the ability to utilize the constant underground temperature.
A geothermal system can
The Earth offers its energy. Let’s use it to our advantage!
Only 1,5 metres below the earth’s surface, the temperature is constant and its energy is waiting to be utilized.
How do we utilize it?
In order to utilize this energy we use geothermal heat pumps technology which draws energy from one source (geological formations (subsoil) or underground water(aquifer)) and distributes it to the building through the chosen heating and cooling installation (eg.fan coil, radiant heating, A/C etc.).
After opting for a Geothermal heat pump for heating and cooling the next step is to select the type of geothermal system.
Geothermal systems are divided into two main categories as follows:
In an open-loop system we take advantage of the constant temperature of underground water and the heat exchanger is installed in the building.
In a closed-loop system we take advantage of the constant temperature of geological formations and the heat exchanger is installed underground.
In order to select the right installation we must take under consideration: