Ground Source Heat Pumps
We at Gibson STS have carried out many projects with GSHP systems. We have a team that specialise in not only installing but also designing for bespoke projects -domestic and commercial.
A ground source heat pump can be used to extract heat energy from the ground in winter and to transfer the heat into buildings. Equally it can be used to provide a very efficient mechanism for heat to escape from buildings down into the ground in summer.
A ground source heat pump provides a clean way to heat buildings, free of all carbon emissions on site. It makes use of solar energy stored in the ground to provide one of the most energy-efficient ways of heating buildings. Solar recharge of the ground is an integral part of ground source energy which is used to increase the efficiency of ground source heat pumps.
Ground source heat pumps are suitable for a wide variety of buildings and are particularly appropriate for low environmental impact projects.
They can be installed anywhere using a borehole or shallow trenches. Heat collecting pipes in a closed loop, containing water are used to extract this stored energy, which can then be used to provide space heating and domestic hot water.
Heat pumps can also be reversed in summer to provide cooling.
The only energy used by a ground source heat pump is electricity to power the compressor and the circulation pumps which transfer heat energy from the ground into the building. A well-designed ground source heat pump installation will deliver three or four times as much thermal energy (heat) as is used in electrical energy to drive the system.
This carbon friendly technology is forever improving in efficiency and a great way for you to save on cost.