Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP)
Ground Source Heat Pumps are very efficient boilers that use advanced technology to amplify low temperature heat from the ground, this then transferred to a refrigerant which turns from liquid to gas. The gas is compressed which increases its temperature significantly. The heat is then extracted and used to heat under-floor and radiator heating systems.
- The high efficiency of a GSHP can be illustrated by comparing its performance to that of a traditional boiler. A GHSP will generate up to 5kW of heat for every 1kW spent in running the unit; a traditional boiler gives a maximum of 0.9kW of heat generated for every 1kW spent running it. Expressed this way it is easy to see the incredible fuel-bill savings that can be achieved with a GHSP, especially compared to using expensive fuels like Oil or LPG.
- Ground-Source Heat Pumps (GSHP) extract heat from the ground, either from a large 'loop' of pipe installed 1 meter below the surface, or from vertical bore-holes which can be up to 100 meters deep.
- NSS Renewables install commercial GSHP's, we can advise you of the most viable option for your location and can carry out all the required ground works, as part of our full installation service.
Ground Heat Pump systems can be integrated with solar panel systems including solar hot water heating systems and also interface particularly well with under floor heating. When you install an air or ground source heat pump system you will be eligible for payments under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), a government scheme to help encourage the uptake of renewable energy systems.
With the Renewable Heat Incentive anyone installing a ground source heat pump will receive a £1,250 'premium payment' and then from October 2012 receive ongoing RHI payments.