Ground Source Heat Pumps & Water Source Heat Pumps

The sun heats the earth, with the ground absorbing and storing energy. Combined with the earth's core temperature of 4982°C, the ground is an optimum source of heating. You can make use of the natural energy stored in the ground using a heat pump. Unlike an Air Source unit, the Heat Pump whether it is a Ground Source unit or a Water Source unit is placed within the home. The Ground Source unit uses ground loops or Geothermal Drilling wells under a garden or home, whilst the Water Source Heat Pump uses a water supply nearby, this could be in the form of a river, lake or a borehole. A water source is the most efficient form of heat pump as the liquid passing through the system isn't re-circulated; instead it pulls directly from the source, unfortunately, regulatory burden makes it difficult to get permission for the installation.

CONSTANT ENERGY SOURCE

Ground Source Heat Pumps are fairly stable as the temperature remains relatively consistent in the ground and does not vary greatly between summer and winter. This means that a household can benefit from generating their own sustainable energy from the grounds of their property in a stable and predictable manor.

PLENTY OF HOT WATER

Modern Ground source heat pumps are capable of supplying plenty of hot water at temperatures up to 60°C for all your sanitary needs thereby supplying water at similar temperatures to a conventional central heating system. Buying a Ground or Water Source Heat Pump?

There are a number of important questions to ask when buying a heat pump. Here are three very essential questions to consider.

BUYING A GROUND OR WATER SOURCE HEAT PUMP?

There are a number of important questions to ask when buying a heat pump. Here are three very essential questions to consider.

  1. Are you confused by COPs, SPFs or ground loops? For jargon busting and fast facts on heat pump installations, read this page.
  2. A heat pump provides all the heating and hot water needs for a property read this page.
  3. As an MCS and RECC Installation Partner we ensure the highest standards of design and fitting. Click here to see companies we provide this professional service to. 

FUNDING FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY

Heat Pumps are one of the renewable energy systems expected to qualify for these payments which again strengthens the case for Renewable Energy Products.
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