Example: Multiple Buildings
Where there are multiple dwellings on one site all requiring heating and hot water, a micro-district ground source heat pump system architecture can be utilised to provide a low cost and ultra-efficient heating solution.
A micro-district ground source heat pump system features individual heat pumps in each dwelling, all fed from the same central ground array. This ground array can be made up of either coiled pipe known as slinkies, boreholes or pond mats, and it is sized to deal with the peak heat demand of all the dwellings combined.
Costed examples for water source
Have you got a pond or stream in your garden whose heat you can harness for a ground source heat pump?
Water is an excellent conductor of heat and therefore water source ground source heat pump systems are extremely energy efficient. See example costs
Costed example for slinkies
If your property contains fields or paddocks, then slinkies would be a viable option for a ground source installation.
Slinkies are the name given to coiled pipe buried in trenches at a depth of 1-2m where the ground temperature remains constant all year round See example costs
Costed example for boreholes
If your home is in a urban area with limited exposed land or a small garden, then boreholes might be a viable option.
Boreholes can usually be drilled into any type of ground and are a perfect space-saving solution, as the depth of the hole(s) is varied to suit the heat requirement. See example costs
Which RHI is right for me?
- Suited to larger properties.
- Available in 7 – 13kW.
- Suited to flats and apartments and smaller houses.
- Available in 3 – 6kW.
Kensa’s MCS Umbrella
If you or your own preferred installer will be undertaking the installation, Kensa’s MCS Umbrella Service offers full MCS compliance for those who are not yet MCS accredited, or simply require design support. Read more