States that ground source heat pump (GSHP) systems use the ground (earth, ground water or surface water) as a heat sink in the summer and a heat source in the winter. The system is considered the most energy-efficient, environmentally safe and cost effective arrangement available. Describes the types of geothermal systems, heat pump types and arrangements, water-to-air versus water-to-water heat pumps. Discusses selecting a GSHP, considerations for heat pump accessories and controls and unusual applications of GSHPs.
Primary Author(s): Singh H
Source: Heat. Pip. Air Condit. Engng., March 2002, vol.74, no.3, 60-62, 2 tabs.
BSRIA Abstract Doc 000103413 Abs 20020517
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