The installation of a Ground Source Heat Pump always involves a great deal of careful planning and in particular in relation to having the trenches dug for the heat collectors to be placed into. In this installation we have used “slinkys” as can be seen in the photos below.
A full heat loss calculation was undertaken by GSM and resulted in the need for a 20kW Kensa Heat Pump being installed to ensure that the home gets the right level of heating and hot water required to be rated as an efficient system, plus keeping the owners happy.
To provide the level of heat for the heat pump, four 40 metre trenches were required measuring 1.3 metres deep and 1.3 metres spacing between the pipes. When considering Ground Source Heat Pumps it is always good to remember that the civil works involved does mean that excess earth will be remaining after the backfill process has been completed and this can be added back over time to bring the land back to its original state over a period of time. For this reason it is advisable to look at the land and type that you may have available with this knowledge in mind.
With the trenches dug and the heat collectors in place, the remains of the installation are very much linking the outdoor unit to the main heating and hot water system within the house. This can include installing more efficient radiators and underfloor heating or connecting to the existing heating system. New thermostats are in place and we like to let the system run for a couple of weeks as we know from experience that there may well be little snagging issues that need addressing before the final sign off and commissioning can be completed. The process can be testing and rest assured at GSM we will always ensure the system is doing what is expected of it.
If you would like more information about Ground Source Heat Pumps or Air Source Heat Pumps, we would be delighted to help. All our surveys are free and you do not need to pay a deposit prior to a survey. We are aimed at ensuring that you can make a decision that suits you and your home having had all the pertinent facts at hand.