Ground Source Heat Pumps are the most efficient heat technology compared with Air Source. For every kWh of electricity used on Ground Source, roughly between 4-5 kWh of heat will be generated.
Although it is more expensive to install, Ground Source Heat Pumps have become the first choice for new build domestic and non-domestic buildings, where excavation works can be planned during the design stage.
Ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) use ground collector pipework that are buried in the outside of the building to extract heat from the ground. This heat can then be used to heat radiators or a underfloor heating system and hot water in a property or commercial building.
A ground source heat pump circulates a mixture of water and antifreeze around the ground collectors, absorbing heat from the ground passing through a heat exchanger into the heat pump.
The ground stays at a constant temperature under the surface, so the heat pump will be just as efficient in winter as it is in summer.
The length of the ground collector you will need will depend on a number of factors, which is why the design stage is imperetive to the installation of a Ground Source Heat Pump.
We are approved installers of Stiebel Eltron and Ecoforest Heat Pumps which provides us with a range of products to suit, including capabilities of up to 22kW with one unit on a single phase supply.
HeatSource Energy Solutions Ltd can design, specify, install and maintain Ground Source Heat Pump systems specific to your requirements.