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.