Ground Source Heat Pumps

The ground we live above contains a steady amount of heat that has been absorbed over long periods of time. Just a few feet below the surface the temperature remains constant throughout the year.

This steady heat source can provide enough low grade heat to be useful in the heat pump system. The heat pump has the ability to absorb the low grade heat and turn it to high grade heat, useful for heating purposes...internal ground source unit

For a simple explanation of how the ground source system works select the PDF file below...

How a ground source heat pump works.pdf

The ground source heat pump installation requires an area of ground that will need to be excavated in order to install the ground water loops. The loops are laid using seamless plastic pipe work (Usually in one continuous loop). The heat pump unit itself is installed internally with the water loop and circulating controls.

Generally ground source heat pumps produce enough heat for domestic hot water systems and underfloor heating. The temperatures are not quiet high enough for conventional radiators. Developments with heat pumps that utilise "CO2" as the refrigerant, are producing higher water temperatures, that will ensure all systems are compatible in the near future...

It is also useful to know that the ground source heat pump can also be used for cooling applications. The system when in the cooling mode rejects the absorbed heat from the premises into the ground, some systems can still deliver domestic hot water whilst cooling at the same time...

We offer full packages from design to installation, for ground source heat pumps and associated heating systems. Please browse some of the links below that may be of use...

www.energysavingtrust.org.uk 

www.mitsubishi-aircon.co.uk

www.vaillant.co.uk/homeowners/renewable-energy

www.dimplex.co.uk/products/renewable_solutions/ground_source_heat_pumps.htm

Please take a moment to browse the site, if you need any further information then please contact us on: info@batecool.co.uk