Knowledgeable and experienced heat pump specialists
Terra Therma has installed many ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) in Essex and the South East, from relatively simple horizontal ground collectors, to more complex bore hole systems.
We have a wealth of knowledge in ensuring the correct heat pump unit is selected and more importantly that ground collectors, either horizontal or bore holes, are sufficiently sized to harvest enough sustainable energy, whilst being able to be recharged in the non-heating season. We are qualified to install many ground source heat pumps from manufacturers such as CTC Enertec, NIBE, Danfoss, Dimplex and Worcester Bosch.
A ground source heat pump (GSHP) system is an efficient and effective central heating and/or cooling system that pumps heat from geothermal and solar energy to or from the ground.
GSHPs use the earth as a heat source in the winter, or a heat sink in the summer. The design of a GSHP takes advantage of the moderate temperatures in the ground to boost efficiency and reduce the operational costs of heating and cooling systems. A GSHP can be combined with a solar energy heating system to provide you with even greater efficiency.
GSHP system facts:
The upper 3m (9.8ft) of the Earth’s surface maintains a near constant temperature between 10-16°C (50-60°F). GSHP systems use a heat pump to force heat from the earth into your building for heating and out of your building for cooling.
GSHP systems are efficient at heating, even when extracting heat from the ground during winter, because underground temperatures are stable throughout the year.
GSHP systems reach a fairly high Coefficient of Performance (CoP), 3-6 on the coldest of winter nights, and are among the most energy efficient technologies for providing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and water heating.
Set up costs may be higher than for conventional ground source heat pump systems, but the difference is usually returned in energy savings within 3-10 years.
Contact Terra Therma for more information on our GSHP systems and arrange an installation in Essex or elsewhere in the South East of England.