GCHP systems are almost always though of as a space heating and cooling technology. As an afterthought they are sometimes considered for water heating domestic hot water. They can do so much more! Heat pumps simply cool and warm air and/or water. What you do with it is limited only by your imagination. Heat pumps and GHX's have been used to...
Heat pumps are not limited to heating and cooling homes and buildings. Anything that needs cooling and / or heating can be done by heat pumps. A GHX allows us to store energy that can't be used immediately, allowing us to pull it out when we can use it the following day, week or even 4-6 months later. Don't limit yourself to simply heating and cooling...take advantage of what a heat pump and GHX can do for you or your clients.
In my blog I'll be expressing my opinions about what I've the learned about ground coupled heat pump (GCHP) systems over the last 30 years. I've been very fortunate to work with many interesting people who are passionate about this technology...engineers, geologists, mechanical contractors, drillers, excavation contractors...in different parts of the world. I've learned a lot from them and will be using this forum to pass on some of the things I've learned and feel are important. Please feel free to use this information if you feel it's worthwhile...hopefully you can avoid some of the same mistakes I've learned from.
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