Ground Source Heat Pumps
The advantages of using a Stiebel Eltron ground source heat pump.
The magic of heat pumps is that they can use ground with an average temperature of 10 degrees to heat hot water to up to 60 degrees all year round. This is because, although the ground loop may only gather a few units of energy per metre of the loop, it makes this small gain across a very large area in which the heat is constantly replenished by the sun and precipitation. This adds up to a lot of units of energy which can then be concentrated into the relatively small area of your home.
Is a ground source heat pump suitable for my home?
Why are ground source heat pumps so green and efficient?
With such a high proportion of the heat output from a heat pump coming from a sustainable environmental source, CO2 emissions are substantially lower than traditional fossil fuel systems. This helps to reduce your carbon emissions and save the planet.
What is a buffer tank for?
For air source heat pumps the need for a buffer is even greater than for ground source pumps. The heat exchanger in air source pumps runs much colder than ambient temperatures, and as a result it becomes frosted with ice. Air source pumps must periodically work in reverse to defrost the exchanger. A buffer tank provides a source of heat to steal for this purpose, without robbing heat from the property being heated. Without this dedicated store of heat, an air source machine can start to take heat from a house, actually reducing the temperature of the property in a downward cycle.
Heat pumps, like cars, are less efficient if they start and stop frequently. Buffer tanks allow a pump to run for longer periods of time increasing efficiency. If a single room calls for heat it can use energy stored in the buffer tank first, delaying the need to start the pump again.
What space do you need to fit the ground source heat pump?
Why choose a system by Total NRG?
“For over a decade Bryan Jones has been a leading light in the drive to promote renewable energy in the UK.
While working as a heating engineer, Bryan came to understand the importance of the energy we use for modern life and the effect it has on our planet. He became passionate about exploring the alternatives to fossil fuels that were available in his industry and founded Total NRG to bring these alternatives to his customers.”
Lower Running Costs
The life-span of Stiebel Eltron heat pumps is somewhere between 20 to 25 years. This comes with a 7-year manufacture warranty when designed and installed by Total NRG
Stiebel Eltron ISG is for online remote access, this enables you or Total NRG to change programs or setting, and also will send a text or email to Total NRG or you of any problems.
With over 10 years’ experience in both domestic and commercial sectors, Total NRG has a proven track record of excellence in the design, planning, and installation, of renewable technologies across the UK.