Hello homeowners. Do you want to reduce your energy costs?

In a plethora of efficient and climate-smart energy solutions, solar hybrids stand out from the crowd. In combination with ground source heating, you can reduce your costs for both heating and electricity - an investment that provides a good return on investment and pays off for many years to come.

The problem with a new heat pump in a borehole that is too short

If the answer is 15 or 20 years ago, you should check the depth of your borehole, as boreholes drilled back then were not usually as deep as they are today. The depth of the borehole was probably good enough for the heat pumps being installed at the time. But today's heat pumps are better and more efficient.

If the borehole is too short, a modern heat pump cannot possibly run at full capacity. Instead, it has to work harder to achieve the same results as your old pump. It is like the heat pump is running with the brakes on, so it is using just as much electricity as the old pump and generating an unnecessary additional cost.

 

One solution is to drill an additional hole to extend the existing borehole. But you want to avoid this as costly and requires more space.

A smarter option - one that gives you more heat and electricity for many years - is solar hybrids. A solar hybrid heats your borehole so that you can utilize your new heat pump's full capacity. You don't have to drill a new borehole and pay extra money for the electricity from the immersion heater. The solar hybrid produces heat round the clock, even when the sun is not shining. In addition, you get extra household electricity.

Time to replace your ground source heat pump?

Sooner or later, you are going to have to replace your ground source heat pump. But before you do that, you should ask yourself an important question: When was your borehole installed? There is a chance that your new pump may not be performing at its best, even though it is brand new.

Your new ground source heat pump will not adapt to your borehole

This just means that your new pump will "adapt" by not using its full capacity. Your new pump will consume as much electricity as your old one. Instead, your immersion heater will have to provide more heat.

The truth is that your borehole is too short. But then - what is the point of investing in a brand new heat pump? And does that mean you are going to have to drill again, which requires more space?

No, not necessarily. Luckily, it is possible to save your old borehole. By using solar hybrids, you can warm up your borehole to utilize the full capacity of your new heat pump. The immersion heater does not have to provide extra heat to compensate for the short borehole, and you don't have to pay extra money for all that electricity. The solar hybrid produces heat around the clock, even when the sun is not shining. As part of the bargain, you get extra household electricity.

Just replaced your ground source heat pump but not seeing a

difference?

Is your new ground source heat pump not performing as expected? Maybe, you have been told that your new pump will adapt to your borehole. Unfortunately, that is not entirely true.

When boreholes are placed too close together, and your borehole is affected

When a ground source heat pump has become too cold, sometimes the recommendation is to drill an additional hole to extend the length and extract heat. But since the boreholes in your residential area are already too close together, the chance that there is enough space to drill a new borehole is probably not that great.

 

It may feel like there is no way out of this problem. But there is a solution - a smarter option - that gives you more heat and electricity for the money: solar hybrids.

Solar hybrids produce solar heat, which is supplied to your borehole, which subsequently supplies the heat pump and recharges the borehole. By adding heat back into the borehole, the temperature drop in the surrounding ground is reduced. The solar hybrid produces heat round the clock, even when the sun is not shining. In addition, you get extra household electricity.

Has your old borehole become too cold?

This can happen if you live in an older residential area where a lot of neighbors have installed ground source heating, and the boreholes have been placed too close to each other. These boreholes can then cool the surrounding ground. But there is a solution.

When a borehole is the wrong size from the very beginning

The temperature of the rock around a borehole gradually decreases. This also means that the amount of energy that can be extracted decreases over the years - if the borehole is the wrong size. If the borehole is too short, a modern heat pump cannot possibly run at full capacity. Instead, it has to work harder to achieve the same results as your old pump. It is like the heat pump is running with the brakes on, so it is using just as much electricity as the old pump and generating an unnecessary additional cost.

Instead of drilling an additional borehole - which is costly and requires more space - there is a smarter option that gives you more heat and electricity for many years to come: solar hybrids.

A solar hybrid warms your borehole so that you can make full use of your new heat pump. You don't have to drill a new borehole and pay extra money for the electricity from the immersion heater. The solar hybrid produces heat round the clock, even when the sun is not shining. As part of the bargain, you get extra household electricity.

Has your new borehole already started to lose its efficiency?

Did you install your ground source heat pump just five or ten years ago but notice that it has already started to lose its efficiency? It could be that the dimensions of your borehole were calculated incorrectly from the very beginning. But don't worry, you don't necessarily have to drill again.

New innovative technology for climate-smart energy solutions

According to recommendations, when drilling a new hole for geothermal heating, it may not be less than twenty meters between two boreholes. The reason is that you are not allowed to cool your neighbor's borehole, which can happen if the boreholes are placed too close together. If there is not enough space, you simply won't get a permit for drilling.

But in recent years, new innovative technologies have emerged that require a change in recommendations. Solar hybrids are one of those technologies.

Solar hybrids produce solar heat, which is supplied to your borehole, which subsequently supplies the heat pump and recharges the borehole. By adding heat back into the borehole, the temperature drop in the surrounding ground is reduced. You simply can't cool your neighbor's borehole. This is just one of the many benefits of solar hybrids.

Do you want to install geothermal heating but don't get a

permit?

Have you applied for a permit to drill for geothermal heating but been refused because the distance between your planned borehole and your neighbor's borehole is too short? It doesn't have to be that way.

Solar hybrids - a smart solution for homeowners - that provides more heat and electricity

You can buy our turnkey solution for villas, which has everything you need to get your solar hybrid system up and running. We will arrange for a certified technician to visit your home and carry out the installation. Our solution is scalable and can be tailored to your needs.