Free heat from the ground around you
Ground source heat pumps (GSHP) are a highly efficient way of tapping into and harnessing solar energy stored in the ground, rock or water. These elements act like a battery and are charged with solar energy which a ground source heat pump can then collect as soon as there is a heating demand in the building. The ground remains at a constant temperature below the frost line throughout the year and it is this consistent temperature that enables the heat pump to upgrade the heat energy so efficiently through the refrigeration cycle.
In addition to the advantages of heat pumps in general, ground source offers...
Significant energy saving due to high efficiency.
Attracts the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for a 20 year income stream.
Consistent energy available - primary
The building's heat demand and the characteristics of the land around it will determine the most appropriate means of collecting the heat energy for a ground source heat pump. The most common methods for collecting heat are via a 'closed' pipe loop are shown above. 'Open' loop ground source systems use water from an underground or surface body of water, filtered and pumped through a heat exchanger. Further details on these are available:
- Surface (horizontal) ground collector
- Borehole or vertical collector
- Open Loop
At Greenguru we understand that different properties and clients may have different requirements for their heat pump installation.
Therefore, we are able to provide a range of ground source heat pump systems to best suit you. Not sure which type of system is the best suited? Our experienced engineers will be able to provide expert advice on the best solution to meet your needs.
Please contact us for more information.