A ground source heat pump absorbs energy from the ground via a ground collector, positioned 1M meter deep for horizontal ground loops, vertical bore holes at any depth or water source. Ground source units are more efficient than air source units as ground temperatures fluctuate a lot less than air temperatures, returning 4 more times energy than it uses.

Benefits of a ground source heat pump:

  • Most efficient way to heat your home and hot water
  • Saving money on heating bills
  • Gaining an income from RHI scheme
  • Lower your carbon emissions
  • Low maintenance
  • Can be used to cool your home via an underfloor heating system

I heat Ltd Will Design & Provide Expert Support

Once a detailed heat loss and heating system output design is complete a GSHP can be sized. The collection calculation and integration considerations can be a much more complex assessment. An evaluation of the type of ground (soil, clay, sand for example) gives us an indication of the extraction rate; we can then calculate the distance between the ground loops and the length of each loop. Incorrect design length of the ground loop circuit or over proximity in the layout design can and probably will cause over-extraction of ground energy.

We use the latest design standard and have wealth of experience, our in-depth design methods reduce the risk of over-extraction and integrate the heating and hot water systems correctly. The pipes are pulled from the chamber.

As part of our MCS Commissioning service, we can correctly balance the flow rates of each ground loop and check the glycol content. We will then set the heat pump controls in accordance with the heating system and collectors.

Important advice before considering a Ground Source System The design calculation for a Ground Source Heat Pump System is the most critical aspect to the project, to ensure the system runs efficiently and saves energy. The wrong calculation could see the heat pump running costs higher than gas or oil.

Tailored Heat Ground Source Heat Pump Systems Collaborating with reputable product companies, reliable heat pump manufacturers and correctly designing a system we can confidently supply you with the best solution for your project.

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The performance of a heat pump weighs significantly on the design and integration of a GSHP system, something that is second nature to our experts.

Contact Iheat Ltd about your new build or renovation project, we will guide you through how a ground source will work for you.

Iheat are MCS Accredited installers, which allows clients to benefit from the Renewable heat incentive RHI Rates