Ground Source Heat Pumps
Choose the right heat pump
1. House check
Check your building conditions and availability of space. A ground source heat pump works by circulating a mixture of water and anti-freeze around a loop of pipe buried in your garden. This fluid is warmed by the heat from the ground. The length of loop you need depends on the size of your house and the amount of heat you need plus the availability of garden space. If you have a small garden a vertical borehole can be drilled instead.
2. Calculate your heat load
The heating energy demand results from the floor area of your house and its thermal insulation. Our experts always start by calculating the optimum sizing of the heating system.
3. Required functions
Consider what you require, whether that’s heating, domestic hot water, ventilation, cooling or integration of a solar thermal system. You can then consider all your options and the resulting savings potential.
4. Siting the heat pump
Heat pumps can be installed in internal spaces and even in a cellar. An air/water heat pump saves that space as it can also be installed outdoors.
5. Type of heat pump
After considering the above four options, the optimum heat pump for your property can be selected from a wide range of products.