Commercial Ground Source Heat Pump Installation

At Huttie, our NICEIC approved contractors install ground source heat pump systems for businesses across a plethora of industries, notably rural businesses, schools and organisations with enough land to use for heat extraction. A highly renewable energy source for any commercial property, a ground source heat pump (GSHP) extracts energy from the ground for all your premises’ heating and hot water requirements.

A GSHP system circulates liquid through pipes called a ground loop, buried vertically in a borehole or buried horizontally using a so-called slinky configuration. The longer the loop, the more heat can be absorbed from the ground and emitted into your business premises. Subsequently, GSHP systems work best for organisations that have enough land to generate plentiful energy from their ground’s temperature.

Ground Source Heating For Businesses

A ground source heat pump installation can significantly reduce your heating costs and lower your carbon footprint. That might sound too good to be true, but it isn’t. As technology improves we’re making increasing use of the planet’s natural sustainable resources. Developments in wind, solar and hydropower are advancing rapidly. But we can also use the ground beneath our feet to heat and cool our homes and business premises.

Huttie, established in 2007 pride ourselves on the level of knowledge and experience we have attained within the heating industry. We supply efficient, cost-effective ground source heating for a range of customers, from schools to rural businesses. Please read on if you’d like to know more about how it works.

How Do You Get Heat From The Ground?

Beneath the surface, the temperature of the earth remains constant at 50 to 60˚F. This offers us a freely available and perpetual heat source. A ground heat pump installation uses the same principle as a refrigeration unit, transferring energy to and from the earth. A water solution circulates around the system through pipes known as a ground loop.

  • For premises with more outside space – pipes buried horizontally.
  • Premises with less outside space – a borehole is drilled and pipes buried vertically.

The water solution absorbs heat from the ground as it runs through the ground loop. A heat pump then transfers this heat into the building through conventional pipework. In summer the process reverses, supplying cool air to the premises.

The Benefits of A Ground Source Heat Pump Installation

A ground source heat pump can offer considerable savings on energy costs. H eating bills can be reduced by up to 70% with systems so efficient. So, typically the system will pay for itself within 5 to 7 years. The efficiency increases if your property is well insulated. These reductions offset the initial cost of installation, which many consider being more of an investment. The UK Government’s Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive offers a guaranteed income from the generation of ground source heat.

We are all aware that the planet is suffering, and reducing carbon emissions has become an important consideration. The heat from the ground does not directly involve the burning of fossil fuels. Even though the system requires electricity, its efficiency makes the carbon footprint much smaller. This makes it a far more environmentally-friendly option than most traditional systems.

p>A ground source heat pump installation will retain its efficiency whatever the climate. Because the temperature of the earth remains constant, ground source heating is unaffected by exterior conditions. A ground source heat pump can also be retrofitted to replace an existing system, where adequate piping is in place. This can significantly reduce the initial cost.

Commercial Ground Source Heating Installers In Cambridge & London

Here at Huttie we’re more than happy to talk to businesses interested in a ground heat pump installation. Our friendly and experienced team can provide an accurate quotation for the solution best suited to your premises. For advice, more information or a quote, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Thanks to the UK government’s Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) it is possible to earn a guaranteed income for every unit of energy generated from your ground source heat pump. It’s undoubtedly the most efficient heat pump technology available and can drastically cut your premises’ heating bills by as much as 70%.

Is your commercial property well-insulated? GHSPs work best in these conditions. If your business is located in an older, less insulated premises, a biomass boiler may be a more suitable renewable energy installation. At Huttie, we guarantee the installation of all ground source heat pump systems for commercial use – our engineers take great pride in their workmanship and are only satisfied with their work once you are.