Ground source heat and air source heat use natural energies to generate heat for your property. Ground source draws heat from underneath the ground, where air source heat takes heat from the air and boosts it.
These systems need energy to run, but the idea is that they use less electrical energy than the heat that they produce. Meaning that they are not only energy efficient, but cut back on the costs of fuelling your home.
• Air-to-water systems take heat from the outside air and feed it into your wet central heating system. As the heat produced is cooler than that from a conventional boiler, you may need to install larger radiators or underfloor heating in your home to make the most of it.
• Air-to-air systems take heat from the outside air and feed it into your home through fans. This type of system cannot produce hot water.
A mixture of water and anti-freeze is pumped around the ground loop and absorbs the naturally occurring heat stored in the ground. The pump itself consists of an evaporator, a compressor and a condenser - together these take the heat from the water mixture, transfer it to your domestic heating system and increases the temperature in the process.
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