Gecko Renewables are a Yorkshire based family business who are able to design, install, maintain and repair different types of Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP) and heating systems within your home or business.
Ground Source Heat Pumps use buried pipes called collectors to absorb heat from the ground. A Glycol based fluid is pumped around the pipes by the heat pump, the heat absorbed is then used within the heating and hot water system in your home or business.
The collectors are placed in the ground in either a borehole or vertical/ horizontal trench.
Gecko Renewables can undertake a full installation of a trench or borehole Ground Source Pump Heating system.
Gecko can combine Ground Source Heating with existing Gas, LPG or Oil systems to create a hybrid system to provide comfort and flexibility for heating and hot water.
Contact us on 01132 571182 or send an email from our contact form for further information or to arrange a FREE no obligation quote.
A ground source heat pump is a renewable heating system that extracts low-temperature solar energy stored in the ground or water using buried pipework and compresses this energy into a higher temperature. A ground source heat pump provides a building with 100% of its heating and hot water all year round.
Heat naturally flows from warmer to cooler places. A ground source heat pump exploits these physics by circulating a cold fluid through ground array pipework in the ground or water. It absorbs low-grade surrounding energy from external heat sources, such as rock, soil, lakes, and streams.
The ground source heat pump then compresses and condenses this free energy to a higher temperature and transfers it to the property’s heating and hot water system.
Having surrendered the absorbed energy from the ground to the heat pump, the fluid continues its circuit back to the submerged pipework to commence the cycle all over again.
Gecko Renewables can install the full system of Ground Loop Pipes and Ground Source Heat Pumps. Please call us on 01132 571182 for more information.
There are two kinds of trench “collectors” used in Ground Source Heating Systems:
Horizontal Collectors – This is a pipe loop that is buried more than one metre underground and covers about two times the floor space of your home.
Compact Collectors – These can be placed in a horizontal or vertical position and take up less space than the basic “Horizontal Collectors”.
Gecko Renewables can install any of the Ground Source Heating Collectors and Ground Source Heat Pumps. Please call us on 01132 570082 for more information.
These are ideal where there is a shortage of space, or the ground is unsuitable for trenching. The borehole will go down about eighty metres.
The borehole Ground Source Heat Collector causes less upheaval than trench system as it is drilled vertically into the ground. This system is ideal for houses with small gardens or businesses with car parks where large-scale trench excavations cannot take place.
Gecko Renewables can install Borehole Collectors and Ground Source Heat Pumps. Please call us on 01132 571182 for more information.
What is a Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP)?
A GSHP is a renewable heating system that absorbs low-temperature solar energy stored in the ground or water using buried pipes. It then compresses this energy into a higher temperature, providing 100% of a building’s heating and hot water needs year-round.
How does a GSHP work?
A GSHP works by circulating a cold water anti-freeze mix through a network of energy-absorbing pipes in the ground, where it absorbs heat. The mix is then fed into a heat exchanger, which transfers the energy into a refrigerant that turns into a gas. This gas is compressed, raising its temperature. It is then flowed into a second heat exchanger, which delivers hot water to the building’s heating system.
What are Ground Loop Pipes?
Ground Loop Pipes are the energy-absorbing pipes buried in the ground that form the basis of a Ground Source Heating System. The anti-freeze mixture is circulated through these pipes to absorb heat from the ground.
What are the types of ground source heat collectors?
There are two types: Horizontal Collectors, which are pipe loops buried more than one meter underground, and Compact Collectors, which can be placed horizontally or vertically and take up less space than Horizontal Collectors.
What is a Borehole Ground Source Heat Collector?
Borehole Ground Source Heat Collectors are ideal for places with space constraints or unsuitable ground for trenching. They are drilled vertically into the ground to a depth of about eighty meters.
Can I combine a GSHP system with my existing Gas, LPG, or Oil heating systems?
Yes, Gecko Renewables can integrate Ground Source Heating with existing Gas, LPG or Oil systems to create a hybrid system for heating and hot water, providing you with comfort and flexibility.