Water Source Heat Pumps

Water source heat pumps are a great way to reduce your carbon footprint while at the same time benefiting from the heat that is naturally and continuously present within a body of water.

Water source heat pumps take advantage of this thermal energy and harvest it to warm our buildings and water.

Most water source heat pumps work by pumping liquid through a series of pipes below the surface of a body of water. As the liquid travels through the pipes below the water’s surface, the water’s ambient temperature heats the fluid in the pipes. This heated liquid is then transferred back to the building’s heating unit, 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 and efficient source of energy.

The transference of thermal energy within water is more efficient than from many other locations. It’s also a fact that the average temperature of water is higher than the air’s average temperature or the average temperature of the ground in winter. This reduces the amount of energy needed to reach a required temperature when compared with air or ground-sourced heat.

There is only one significant barrier to using this type of heating system.

Taking advantage of a water source heat pump does rely on access to a significant body of water. For many people, an air source heat pump or a ground source heat pump may be a more practical option.

But if the option is available to you, then a water source heat pump can meet all of your heating requirements, is reliable, and offers an eco-friendly way to heat your home or business premises.