About this group
Ground Source, Air Source and Water Source Heat Pumps all extract energy which can then be used to provide heat. This is a group to keep in touch with other groups developing Heat Pump projects across the UK. You can discuss tips and experiences with other projects, as well as receive updates when news, comments and blogs about Heat Pump projects are posted to this group
There are already lots of groups on energyshare which have installed heat pumps. Group admins may want to join this group to keep in touch with other heat pump projects across the UK. By commenting in this group, or posting a news item linked to this group you can alert supporters of the Heat Pumps group to topics of interest.
The energyshare team will also post content relevant to Heat Pump projects in this group, so add yourself as a supporter to be kept up to date!
Take a look at some of the useful information that has already been posted:
Case Study - Read about how Woolsery Community Hall uses a Ground Source Heat Pump, powered by a mix of wind and sun to generate it's own heat and electricity, resulting in their costs dropping by 90%.
Case Study - In Reepham members of a Housing Trust saved their residents money on their bills by installing Air Source Heat Pumps, combined with solar thermal panels to provide heating and hot water to the homes.
GSHPs use electricity to circulate a mixture of water and refrigerant around a loop of pipe – called a ground loop – which is buried in the garden or land. The heat pump uses a refrigerant fluid that boils at very low temperatures, picking up heat as it travels, and depositing that heat to where it’s needed within the property.
An Air Source Heat Pump extracts energy from the outside air in the same way that a fridge extracts energy from its inside. The heat pump then transfers the energy as useful heat to the property, where the heat is required
Video - Things to consider before starting a heat pump - courtesy of the Centre for Sustainable Energy