Renewable Energy from
Geothermal Heat Pumps (Ground Source Heat Pumps)
pumps or ground source heat pumps use the constant temperature of
the earth as the exchange medium instead of the outside air
The heat in the
air does not totally dissipate but it is absorbed and stored by the
ground within our feet. This heat is kept at a constant temperature
of around 10 to 14°C all year round. A geothermal heat pump system
is a heating and/or an air conditioning system that utilises this
warmth to heat our homes and our water.
Geothermal Heat Pump/Ground Source Heat Pump system
Ground Source Heat Pumps are powered by
electricity but for every unit of electricity used, 3 or 4 units of
heat are produced. Ground Source Heat Pumps could provide your
entire home’s heating thereby cutting your energy bills
Geothermal Heat Pumps can reduce energy
consumption and corresponding emissions up to 44% compared to
air-source heat pumps and up to 72% compared to electric resistance
heating with standard air-conditioning equipment.
Ground source heat pumps also improve humidity
control by maintaining about 50% relative indoor humidity, making
Ground Source Heat pumps very effective in humid areas.
Though the Ground Source Heat
Pumps system utilises electricity to power the compressor and the
system it will still produce a certain amount of CO2 however it is a
lot lesser than the harmful gas produced by gas, oil and coal
Ground source heat pumps as a renewable energy generator can help
you save money over the long term and will reduce your carbon
emissions and carbon footprint therefore tackling climate change.