Ground Source Heat Pumps
We at aph heating have been trained to install Ground Source Heat Pumps…
by one of the world’s best manufactures and with our free advices on the design and planning you can be sure any work carried out will meet and exceed your requirements.
So imagine never having to worry about turning your heating controls down to save money. Imagine your home being constantly warm and comfortable. Imagine a heating system that uses renewable energy, requires no regular maintenance and is completely safe with no local greenhouse emissions.
How does a ground source heat pump work?
A ground source heat pump circulates a mixture of water and antifreeze around a loop of pipe – called a ground loop, which is buried, in your garden. Heat from the ground is absorbed into this fluid and is pumped through a heat exchanger in the heat pump. Low-grade heat passes through the heat pump compressor and is concentrated into a higher temperature useful heat capable of heating water for the heating and hot water circuits of your house. Ground loop fluid, now cooler, passes back into the ground where it absorbs further energy from the ground in a continuous process while heating is required. Best of all because you are moving heat, rather than creating it by burning oil or gas, the system is much more efficient with average savings of between 50-70% on your annual running costs.
The length of the ground loop depends on the size of your home and the amount of heat you need, longer loops can draw more heat from the ground, but need more space to be buried in. Normally the loop is laid flat, or coiled in trenches about two meters deep, but if there is not enough space in your garden you can install a vertical loop down into the ground to a depth of up to 100 meters for a typical domestic home.
Great with Under-floor Heating
Because of the lower operating temperatures of heat pump systems they are ideal for working with under-floor heating.