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.