Ground Source Heating

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Introduction to Ground Source Heating

Ground source heating is a cutting edge technology that stands out in a time when sustainable energy options are becoming more and more important. We use ground source heating at AVZGeo Eng to come up with new, efficient, and environmentally friendly ways to heat homes, businesses, and factories. Geothermal heating, which is another name for ground source heating, uses the stable temperature of the earth to heat and cool buildings. It is a reliable option to traditional HVAC systems.

The idea behind ground source heating is that a ground source heat pump (GSHP) moves heat from the ground to a house. Using the earth's fixed temperature below the surface, which stays pretty much the same all year, this technology works. The ground source heat pump (GSHP) takes heat from the ground in the winter to heat homes and sends heat back into the ground in the summer to cool homes. It does this by moving a mixture of water and antifreeze through a network of buried lines.

Benefits of Ground Source Heating

Electricity Savings: Ground source heating systems use a lot less electricity than other types of heating systems, so they are very energy efficient. They can get over 400% heating efficiency by using renewable energy from the land. This means that for every unit of electricity they use, they give off more than four units of heat.

Cost Savings: A ground source heating system may cost more to install at first than a regular system, but it is worth the money because it will save you money on energy bills and maintenance costs over time. Homeowners and businesses can save a lot of money over the system's lifetime because it has lower operating costs and needs little upkeep.

Sustainability for the Environment: ground source heating is naturally eco-friendly because it uses less fossil fuels and produces fewer greenhouse gases. These systems help lower carbon emissions and slow down climate change by using renewable energy from the ground. This is in line with global sustainability goals.

Consistent Performance: Ground source heat pumps work with the stable thermal qualities of the earth, while air-source heat pumps depend on changing air temperatures outside. This guarantees constant performance and reliable heating and cooling all year long, no matter what the weather is like outside.

Quiet Operation: Ground source heat pumps don't make a lot of noise, so you can enjoy a quiet home without the disturbance of regular HVAC systems. Because of this, they are perfect for use in homes because they increase comfort without disturbing the peace.

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Groundwater and Gas Monitoring

Groundwater monitoring is carried out in order to obtain samples for testing or to monitor the water levels. The groundwater samples are recovered using either a dedicated disposable hand held bailer or a mechanical down-hole submersible pump.

Gas monitoring is undertaken to determine the levels of methane, carbon dioxide, oxygen and other gases which can be generated by made ground or backfilled materials. The gas flow within the borehole is dependent on the atmospheric pressure at the time the readings are taken.

Permeability Testing

Variable (falling and rising) head tests can be undertaken in boreholes or through standpipes / piezometers.

Packer permeability testing can be undertaken in boreholes using pneumatic packers.

Soakaway (infiltration) tests in Trial Pits can also be undertaken in accordance with BRE Digest 365. It should be noted that all permeability testing is time dependant and suitable allowance provided for testing in low permeability soils and rocks.

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