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Ground source heat pumps use the heat that is absorbed from the ground and harnesses this energy to heat homes and companies. The pumps utilize pipes that are buried in the ground in order to really extract heat and use that heat for radiators, hot water, and heating systems found in flooring.

In the earth, the temperature remains fairly constant so the ground source heat pump has the ability to be used during all seasons, making it a great choice for home heating.

The pump circulates an antifreeze and water solution through a ground loop comprised of piping that is buried in the ground. The heat in the ground is then absorbed within the fluid and then pumped via a heat exchanger located within the pump. The heat energy enters a compressor and becomes focused into an elevated temperature that is able to heat water for hot water circuits and common heating. The fluid is then recycled and is able to absorb additional ground energy, making the process continuous.

The ground loop's length will depend on the home's size as well as the amount of heat which is required. The longer the loop, the more it is able to draw the ground's heat. Nevertheless, more space is needed in order to bury the loop within the ground.

Ground source heat pumps have an enormous environmental impact. Although they require electricity in order to function, the heat that is extracted from beneath the surface has the ability to be naturally and continuously renewed.


Advantages of the Ground Source Heat Pump


There are some advantages to obtaining a ground source heat pump for a home. These include:

The system requires little maintenance which means that little attention requires to be paid to the technology after it is installed.

Fuel bills can be lowered, specifically if electric heating is the current source of power.

The pumps can offer both hot water as well as space heating.

Besides benefiting the pocket of the personal responsible for paying the utilities, these pumps have been proven to significantly reduce a home of other building's carbon footprint by lowering emissions.