Ground Source Heat Pumps

Ground source heat pumps use the inexhaustible energy stored in the ground. A buried ground loop or bore hole is used to transfer heat from the ground into a building to provide space heating and in some cases, to pre-heat domestic hot water.

How it works

In the same way that your fridge uses refrigerant to extract heat from the inside, keeping your food cool, a ground source heat pump extracts heat from the ground, and uses it to heat your home. A ground source heat pump system has three main parts:
  • The Ground Loop - Usually a sealed pipe loop buried in the ground by means of a bore hole or horizontal trench;
  • The heat pump unit – Sized accordingly to suit the system which incorporates the refrigerant cycle components required to generate the heat required;
  • The heat distribution circuit– Usually in the form of underfloor heating or traditional radiators for heating. For domestic hot water a traditional storage cylinder can be used.
  • The Benefits

  • Consistent ground temperatures through the year offer a highly efficient heating system up to 4.5 times that of a traditional heating system.
  • Greatly reduced carbon emissions.
  • Reduced reliance on fossil fuels makes it a good all round solution for rural properties.
  • Can be used for cooling or heating when using fan convectors or underfloor heating as the emitter source.


  • Ground Source Heat Pumps

    Restrictions

    The main restriction to fitting a ground source heat pump is the land space available to install the ground collector loop. To find out if your property is suitable for a ground source heat pump visit our FAQ section or contact us for a no obligation site survey.

    There are now Government Grants available to help towards the cost of Renewable Installations to find out how much you can claim click here.

     

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