Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Ground Source Heat Pump - The Source

In an earlier post I introduced the heat pump itself and pointed out the two black pipes which connect to the closed loop system under the adjacent field.

Storm over Wellington - HDR Panorama

I took this photo more for its artistic merit but it does show, in the foreground, the field where our heat source resides. Essentially this is solar heating in that the ground is warmed by the sun and retains that warmth for us to transfer into the system, using an anti-freeze carrier fluid in black plastic coiled pipes.