The Power Under Your Feet.
It’s hard to imagine that the earth around us contains a ready-made source of free, renewable energy, but since the sun heats the earth throughout the day, the ground is always a source of residual heat. Ground source, or geothermal heat pumps, can be used to recover this heat making this renewable source of energy ideal for businesses with a free area of land.
If you have large area to heat, such as factory floor or warehouse space, then a ground source heat pump is one of the most efficient ways to do it. Moreover, there’s the added benefit of being able to use the technology to cool buildings during the summer months.
And since the technology is buried in the ground, it doesn’t get in the way of your business operations, and, requires little maintenance once in place. This all makes geothermal energy a great way to vastly reduce your reliance on heat from a conventional energy supplier.
How Ground Source Heat Pumps work.
The surface of the earth is a huge solar collector, absorbing radiation from the sun throughout daylight hours. This means that just below the surface, even in the UK, the temperature rarely falls below double-digit figures. By collecting this low level heat using a closed loop containing a liquid that is optimised for heat collection, you can then use technology similar to that in a boiler ‘to pump up’ the temperature to levels you can use in your business.
And it’s incredibly efficient! For every one unit of power you put in, you get four units back.
Every business is different and at Sun And Earth Renewables, we will be able to advise on the best system for your business.
The benefits for your business.
Although installing a geothermal system can cost more than installing a typical heating system, you end up paying a quarter of the bills you would pay using a non-renewable system – meaning you can recoup in the cost very quickly.
With all these benefits, is it any surprise that business demand for solar power solutions is growing year-on-year?
- Slash your current heating bills by up to 75%.
- Underground technology means minimal visible impact to your business.
- Low maintenance costs.
- If land space is limited, you can use vertical collectors to collect heat deep in the earth.
- Ideal for heating large premises.
Talk to Sun And Earth Renewables to see how your business could benefit from ground source pump technology. Call 0800 849 3132 for your free assessment