Ground Source Heat Pumps rely on the earth’s constant temperature to provide sufficient heat to produce hot water for space heating and domestic hot water production. Air source heat pumps, as the name implies, work by extracting heat from the ambient air whereas ground source heat pumps rely on extracting geothermal energy from the ground utilising either vertical borehole heat exchangers or horizontal heat exchanger arrays. Both are perfectly suited for use with under floor heating systems.

Ameon has the in-house design capability and experience to design and install a myriad of systems, to suit specific applications. For Ground Source Heat Systems, subject to site dimensions’ geology and heat requirement, vertical, horizontal, slinky or pond loop formations can be installed. Geothermal systems can be used to draw heat from the earth in winter and return it in warmer months, so are perfect for matching with air-conditioning. They are able to transfer heat from the ground with minimal use of electricity.

We own and operate specialist software designed by the University of Lund in Sweden to design the borehole heat exchangers required for larger commercial applications.

The growing popularity of Air Source Heat Pumps recognizes the initial capital savings during installation, when compared with Ground Source Pumps. They are suited to applications where heating is provided by under floor systems, which do not require water to be heated to the same temperatures as that used in conventional central heating.

Both technologies are highly efficient, returning savings on fuel costs to cover installation costs within a matter of years. Non-polluting, non-toxic and safe they also benefit from immunity from fuel price variations and guarantee energy supply without disruption.