How does a ground source heat pump work?

How does the ground source Heat Pump work?

In principle, the heat pump works like a refrigerator: the same technique, only reversed utility.

The heat pump receives energy from the heat source side (earth, water or air) at a low temperature and releases heat with a higher temperature on the heating side.

A geothermal heat pump uses solar energy stored in the ground. This solar energy is available at any time. Day or night, summer or winter, even unlimited, because it renews itself over and over again. Due to its relatively constant ground temperature, the earth is a particularly good heat accumulator. Starting at a depth of approx. 1m only very little temperature fluctuations occur, no matter how cold it is outside.

We use either a flat collector (a large pipe system that is laid about 1m below ground), a geothermal probe, via deep drilling into the ground (30 to 150 m), or geothermal baskets, which are particularly suitable for confined spaces.

Please see attached video explaining in more detail how it works.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ground Source Heat Pumps save money. Heat pumps are much cheaper to run than direct electric heating systems. GSHPs are cheaper to run than oil boilers and can be cheaper than runing gas boilers.

Because heat pumps can be fully automated they demand much less work than biomass boilers.

Heat pumps save space. There are no fuel storage requirements.

No need to manage fuel deliveries.

No risk of fuel being stolen.

Heat pumps are safe. There is no combustion involved and no emission of potentially dangerous gases. No flues are required.

GSHPs require less maintenance than combustion based heating systems. They also have a longer life than combustion boilers. The ground heat exchanger element of a ground source heat pump installation has a design life of over 100 years.

Heat pumps save carbon emissions. Unlike burning oil, gas, LPG or biomass, a heat pump produces no carbon emissions on site (and no carbon emissions at all, if a renewable source of electricity is used to power them).

GSHPs are safe, silent, unobtrusive and out-of-sight: they require no planning permission.

Heat pumps can also provide cooling in summer, as well as heating in winter.

Ground source heat pumps are the only reneweable energy technology that can benefit from the thermal energy storage properties of the ground to recycle heat from summer to winter.

A well designed ground source heat pump system is likely to increase the sale value of your property.

The best heat pump is only as good as the designed system concept. PicoEnergy is always optimally oriented to this development!

This results in heating systems with maximum efficiency, which is permanently tested and confirmed by independent authorized testing institutes.

  • Intelligent power control
  • Maximum efficiency of heat pump systems
  • High innovative power also in the field of control technology
  • Inverter technology
  • Latest overheating control
  • PV Self-consumption optimization
  • Advanced “Smart Grid” functionality
  • External systems can be integrated
  • LAN interface in each heat pump
  • Easy to use touch screen technology