Water sources have long been regarded as a means to produce affordable and secure heating from a renewable energy source. Especially the larger homes and commercial properties that are in close proximity to a water source like canals, rivers and lakes can access and extract heat energy from the water at a much lower cost than traditional ground collectors and other alternative forms of heating.
Underfloor heating with water source heatpumps
The open loop ground source heatpump is connected to the submerged pipework in the body of the water and absorbs the heat energy nfrom its surroundings in the same way as it would if burried in the ground. The difference is that water is an excellent conducter of heat and is especially efficient for heat extraction in combination with underfloor heating.
What makes water a good source for ground source heatpumps?
Water sources offer different considerations for the end user:
Other ground souce heat pumps for underfloor heating systems but also air source heatpumps can be found via the link below.