What are Ground Source Heat Pumps?
Ground source heat pumps are a type of heat pump that uses energy stored in the ground to produce heat, heat that is then used through your property. The ground absorbs energy from the sun and stores it, this energy is free and all we need to harness it is a Ground source heat pump.
Other than the initial costs of having a ground source heat pump installed and the electricity to run a ground source heat pump there are generally no other costs involved and heat pumps are a highly efficient way to generate heat for your home.
How do Ground Source Heat Pumps work?
Ground source heat pumps uses pipes that are placed underground in your garden or surrounding area of your property, this enables your heat pump to extract the heat from the ground. The heat extracted from your system is then used to heat your home; heat pumps work well with under floor heating.
Ground Source Heat Pumps circulates liquid around the pipes underground; the heat stored in the ground is absorbed by the liquid and passed to your heat pump; heat is present in the ground throughout the year allowing your heat pump to gather heat throughout every season, even winter.