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 WHAT IS A GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMP?

 
A ground source heat pump uses the natural energy stored in the earth to heat your premises. Just a few metres under the ground there is a constant temperature of 12 Degrees which can be extracted from the pipes of the ground source heat pump which
are buried underground. This heat can then be used to heat radiators or underfloor heating systems and hot water.
A ground source heat pump circulates a mixture of water and anti-freeze around a loop of pipe which is buried. Heat from the ground is absorbed into the fluid and then passes through a heat exchanger into the heat pump.
If you have a limited amount of space, a vertical borehole can be drilled instead.
 
Vertical system- Occupies less space and is larger in length, buried deep into the ground.
 
Horizontal system- They occupy more space in width than the vertical systems but are not buried so deep into the ground. These are the most cost effective ground source heat pumps.
 
Pond or lake system- This system has a water source near its installation. The underground pipes run from the building to the water body.