Ground Heat Installations

A Ground Source Heat Pump is a unit that uses the heat from the ground or from groundwater to provide space and/or water heating.

All Ground-Source Heat Pumps have two parts: a circuit of underground piping outside the building, and a heat pump unit. The piping circuit can be what is called Open or Close Loop, there are two variations of the Closed Loop: vertical and horizontal.

Air Source Heat Pumps are probably the most common type of heat pump. Many of the roof top air conditioners that you see on offices and homes are reversible, and can operate in heating mode as well as cooling, but these are usually optimised for cooling mode. Non-reversible air source types for heating only are usually much more energy efficient, but the build quality and efficiency will vary greatly.