As an MCS registered company the products used by our ground-source heat pump installers come from the Worcester Bosch Greenstore range. They provide our Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Surrey clients with efficient and reliable solutions in the appropriate size, and are scoped to meet current building code standards. This ensures the highest possible return on your investment.
Steve Cross Heat Pumps also cover the South East with ground-source heat pump servicing and ground-source heat pump repairs to bring you the complete service experience.
Ground-source heat pumps are devices which raise the temperature of heat taken from the ground and convert it into heating. When installed at properties in the Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire or Surrey areas, they work to the same cycle as domestic refrigerators but with reverse patterns which create hot water.
Our ground-source heat pump installers can also set passive circuits to fulfil low-level cooling demands for your home, or active circuits when cooling demands are higher. When heating and cooling modes are utilised, the annual performance of ground-source heat pumps are high enough to ensure exceptional fuel savings and high carbon reduction.
Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Surrey homeowners opt for ground-source heat pumps because of their exceptional efficiency and, for each KW/h of energy needed to run the pump itself, up to 4 KW/h of energy is derived from the ground. The comparison of energy supplied to energy consumed is known as the Co-efficiency of Performance (CoP).
Think of it as buying one KW/h of energy and getting a further three for free!
A typical installation will include:
Our ground-source heat pump installers can work with existing elements of your heating system to keep costs down. And, because we cover Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Surrey with heat pump servicing and heat pump repairs, you’ll always have affordable, reliable options available to keep your new installation working to full efficiency.
Ground-Source heat pumps compress solar energy derived from the ground to create a heating and hot water source. The principles of the system start with heat absorption from vertical and horizontal pipes buried in a borehole or even laid in a water feature. This absorption is achieved by circulating water and antifreeze through a closed system.
Because temperatures 1m beneath the ground stay consistent, heat stored at these depths of your Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire or Surrey property have little to do with geothermal heat. In fact, it has much more to do with energy from the sun, from rainfall and from migrating ground water. Our ground-source heat pump installers capitalise on this.
Heat is absorbed from the source through closed collection systems containing a mix of water and vegetable-based antifreeze.
Energy transfers through refrigerant in the pump’s evaporation heat exchanger.
Vaporised refrigerant compresses to increase the initial temperature source by around 50%, the core principle behind ground-source heat pumps.
Steve Cross Heat Pumps can explain the principles of ground-source systems to you in detail during an initial consultation and site survey. We provide written quotations without obligation. A complete service is available, covering everything from the initial installation to heat pump servicing and heat pump repairs on all ground-source and air-source models.
Our handy location in Oxfordshire makes it easy for our ground-source heat pump installers to reach all surrounding Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Surrey locations.