Ground Source Heat Pump Installation
We will tell you how to install ground source heat pump, and more importantly, whether your home is suitable for the installation of the ground source heat pump.
It is not recommended to use ground source heat pump. If your home is not suitable, you may eventually get a system that cannot provide services for you or your money. Our guidelines can help.
Below, we explain all the matters that need to be considered before trying to use the ground source heat pump, from the difference between the horizontal and vertical pump systems, to how to find the approved installer.
Should I buy a ground source heat pump?
When trying to use the ground source heat pump, several inspections are required.
If you are considering the installation ground source heat pump, you need to consider the following five key matters:
1. The size of your home
You need enough outdoor space to support ground circuits and pumps, as well as the channels for mining machinery. Let the installer provide suggestions based on your specific situation.
2. Existing fuel system
If you replace the old or expensive heating system (such as liquefied petroleum gas or electric heating), it saves more than connected to the main gas.
3. What heating system do you use
The ground source heat pump generates low temperature heat, so it is best to connect to a low -calorie system -such as floor heating.
The heat sink is unlikely to reach the same heat obtained from the central heating system that you may get used to the power supply.
4. Water heating
You may need a separate electric immersion heater.
Before considering ground source heat pump, the energy efficiency of your home is improved through the attic and hollow wall insulation.
If you do not take appropriate steps, you will pay the price to generate rarely use.
Knowing how much can you save the attic and the hollow wall insulation by installing it.
Level and vertical system: What is the difference?
The ground circuit (pumping water into the underground pipe network) can be installed horizontally or vertically. The system type you choose depends on the space you available.
The horizontal system is laid in a shallow groove with a wider surface area. The ground source heat pump association is estimated to build a new three -bedroom room (about 120 square meters). Two 30 to 40 -meter ditch is required.
On the other hand, the vertical system buried the pipeline in the drilling hole. According to the size of the system, the depth of the drilling may be between 15 and 100 meters.
No matter which type of ground source heat pump you install, the important thing is that the size of the system is suitable for your heating needs.
The installation method of ground source heat pump
If you are considering the installation ground source heat pump, make sure you use the micro -power generation certification program (MCS) installation personnel and get appropriate certified professionals to complete the work.
Energy -saving Trust Fund (EST) conducted a ground source heat pump test from 2008 to 2013 to learn more about how people use heat pumps and their efficiency. During the trial, EST found a variety of incorrect installation heat pumps. This means that their overall performance is unsatisfactory.
It is now more important about how the heat pump meets the MCS qualification, which makes the heat pump you want to obtain MCS approval.
We always suggest that you get multiple offers before selecting the best option. The installation of the ground source heat pump usually requires professional installation personnel to complete one or two days.
Heat pump energy label
New regulations means that the heat pump must be labeled with energy labels. The label provides information on the energy efficiency of the heat pump and rated the product from dark green (the highest efficiency) to red (the lowest efficiency).
From September 26, 2015, all new heat pumps entering the market must have EU product labels. The installer must make a packaging label to show the efficiency of several different components in the heating system.
Since March 25, 2016, all the heat pump certified by MSC must be sold with product labels, and the installer must show the packaging label.
Ask the installer how you will control ground source heat pump system, because understanding how to effectively run it will help you make full use of it.
Make sure the control is easy to use, and the installation program will explain to you how to use the system. Energy Saving Trust's on -site trial found that many control systems were too complicated and homeowners could not work effectively.
Your heating control device should allow you to make pre -programming systems at different times at different times.
How much maintenance is needed?
Most of the time, the maintenance of the ground source heat pump system is visually inspected. However, you need to provide annual services for the central heating system, and the system may also be connected directly to the heat pump.
Any non -visual maintenance, such as checking the fluid in the ground circuit, needs to be carried out by an appropriate and experienced engineer.