Geothermal Heat Pump
Geothermal heat pumps are a great way to reduce your carbon footprint while at the same time benefiting from the heat that is naturally and constantly being produced from the ground.
Beneath the surface of the ground, the Earth is constantly warm. At around 8 metres down the Earth maintains a temperature of around 12 degrees celsius all year round.
Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of this thermal energy and harvest it to warm our buildings and water.
Most geothermal heat pumps work by pumping water through a series of pipes below the ground. As the water travels through the warm ground, it heats up. This heated water is then transferred back to the heating unit within the building where the thermal energy is converted into warm air and pumped around the building.
One of the significant advantages of this heating system over some other eco-friendly systems is that it is a reliable source of energy.
The ground beneath our feet always has heat stored within it and you won’t have to worry about your heat supply running out.
Many people confuse geothermal heat pumps with ground source heat pumps as they both use heat from the ground. But they are not actually using the same source of heat and it’s important to be aware of the differences between the two.
Here’s a brief explanation.
The difference between a geothermal heat pump (GHP) and a ground source heat pump is that a geothermal heat pump harnesses the heat that is produced naturally within the earth through geothermal activity. A ground source heat pump extracts heat from the ground that has been warmed by the sun.
A geothermal heat pump can meet all of your heating requirements, is reliable, and offers an eco-friendly way to heat your home or business premises.