Ground Source Heating

In the wooden enclosure on the end of this building is the compressor which does the work for the ground source underfloor heating in this building.

Plastic pipes under the soil in the meadow circulate flow with water which conveys heat from the soil into the unit which it ‘pumps’ into the water pipes laid in a grid in the concrete floor in the building itself. That keeps the building warm in the winter by slightly cooling the ground.

All new buildings should have ground source heating, either feeding radiators or underfloor like this (‘ground to water’) or units which produce hot air (‘ground to air’)

Here’s the pipes and unit being installed:

For more information about our energy use at Wakelyns generally, see here.