How To Install Ground Source Heat Pump?

 Ground Source Heat Pumps can be a great way to warm your homes but it is not a feasible option for all homes. Hence, it is important that professional advice is taken before one decides to install a Ground Source Heat Pump. Chances are high that if your home is not much suitable for the installation of ground source heat pumps it will not give you much value for money and effort. So the first step before installing ground source heat pump is to find out how suitable is the home for the installation process.

The steps that you might have to consider before the installation of ground source heat pumps are the following:

 • The most important thing is the size of the home and the garden. This means you need to have adequate space so that the ground loop and the pump can be supported and also there should be access for digging the machinery.

• When installing a ground source heat pump it is a better idea to replace the existing fuel system like the oil, LPG or the electric heating than being connected to the mains gas grid

• As a ground source heat pump generates low-temperature heat it is always a better idea to be connected to a low heat system such as the underfloor heating.

• In case of ground source heating it is also possible that you need a separate electric immersion heating

• Another important thing, which you need to check out before the installation ground source heat pump is the insulation of your home. It is mandatory to increase the energy efficiency of your home by good insulation in the loft and the cavity. Or else you might have to pay a huge amount to generate even a little amount of heat.

 Once you install ground source heat pumps there are several benefits that you can enjoy. They are the following:

 • First of all it can lower your fuel bills in case you replace the conventional electric heating.

• It also decreases carbon emissions in the environment depending on the kind of fuel you are using.

• The ground source heat pump can heat your home and also your water.

• Last but not the least, it requires very less of maintenance.

However, towards the end it is important that you have a clear idea of the factors that you need to keep in mind after installing ground source heat pump in your homes. They are:

 • It is important to correctly size the system as per your requirement

• One should take care to use antifreeze for ground heat exchanger

• In case you are using vertical ground heat exchangers you must use high density polyethylene pipe and in case of horizontal ground heat exchangers high or medium density polyethylene pipe is a necessity

• The domestic hot water cylinder used should be suitable and must have a properly sized heat exchanger

• You should take care of the fact that the ground heat exchanger is properly protected once it is installed and its location should be marked carefully.



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