Heat Pumps: Air Source or Ground Source?


Heat Pumps: Air Source or Ground Source?

Heat pumps are devices that use a small amount of energy to move heat from one place to another. During cold weather they extract heat from the outside sources to the to circulate throughout the chosen property. This process can then be reversed during the summer in order to pump cool air around the home.

The heat pumps work by circulating a liquid or gas refrigerant which then absorbs heat. This makes heat pumps a good alternative to off-gas oil and electric heating systems as they supply more heat than the amount of electricity they need to run

There are two main type of heat pumps that can be installed into your properties, which are Air Source and Ground Source.

AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS

Air source heat pumps work by extracting heat from the outside air. This can then be used for your heating or hot water which is then used in radiators, underfloor heating and your general hot water supply. These work in two different forms as you can install an air to water or air to air system:

Air to water system: This heats up water then distributes it via a wet central heating system. This works best for under floor heating or radiators as it will give out consistent heat over long periods of time

Air to air system: This produces warm air, which is circulated through the house using fans. This system is limited to heating and is unlikely to provide hot water to your property as well.

GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMPS

Ground source heat pumps extract heat from the ground by pumping water through a series of buried pipes, known as ground loops. These then circulate a mixture of water and anti-freeze which can then be used to produce hot water and heating into your property.

Out of the two of these the air source heat pump is much easier to install as this consists of outdoor and indoor units linked through a wall. Whereas the ground source heat pump has to be installed through a unit beneath the property and as a result would require digging around the property.

Whatever heat pump you chose to go for will ultimately be energy efficient for your property and luckily here at Ecolution we are recommended installer for both!

So, if you are still deciding or have chosen your renewable tech to install then get in touch with our dedicated team for a FREE quote today.

Heat pumps are devices that use a small amount of energy to move heat from one place to another. During cold weather they extract heat from the outside sources to the to circulate throughout the chosen property. This process can then be reversed during the summer in order to pump cool air around the home.

The heat pumps work by circulating a liquid or gas refrigerant which then absorbs heat. This makes heat pumps a good alternative to off-gas oil and electric heating systems as they supply more heat than the amount of electricity they need to run

There are two main type of heat pumps that can be installed into your properties, which are Air Source and Ground Source.

AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS

Air source heat pumps work by extracting heat from the outside air. This can then be used for your heating or hot water which is then used in radiators, underfloor heating and your general hot water supply. These work in two different forms as you can install an air to water or air to air system:

Air to water system: This heats up water then distributes it via a wet central heating system. This works best for under floor heating or radiators as it will give out consistent heat over long periods of time

Air to air system: This produces warm air, which is circulated through the house using fans. This system is limited to heating and is unlikely to provide hot water to your property as well.

GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMPS

Ground source heat pumps extract heat from the ground by pumping water through a series of buried pipes, known as ground loops. These then circulate a mixture of water and anti-freeze which can then be used to produce hot water and heating into your property.

Out of the two of these the air source heat pump is much easier to install as this consists of outdoor and indoor units linked through a wall. Whereas the ground source heat pump has to be installed through a unit beneath the property and as a result would require digging around the property.

Whatever heat pump you chose to go for will ultimately be energy efficient for your property and luckily here at Ecolution we are recommended installer for both!

So, if you are still deciding or have chosen your renewable tech to install then get in touch with our dedicated team for a FREE quote today.

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