The Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) industry is steadily growing in Canada, with an expanding infrastructure and diverse group of professionals. The critical step is finding a highly qualified Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) engineer that can tailor a system precisely to your building’s present and future needs.
TLJ Engineering is the expert in Ground Source Heat Pump Systems.
Each year, more offices, hotels, retail stores and commercial buildings are discovering how to save tens of thousands of dollars on heating and cooling costs through geothermal systems.
By tapping into the relatively constant temperature of the earth below the frost line, GSHP systems heat and cool buildings at significant savings – 25% to 40% savings when compared to traditional systems. It’s the world’s most efficient way to heat and cool commercial buildings. Paybacks in the range of 5 years is not uncommon.
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Closed and Open Loop Systems
"Closed loop" systems use the earth as the heat transfer medium, employing a mixture of water and non-toxic antifreeze pumped through a continuous loop of sealed polyethylene pipes buried beneath the ground, vertically or horizontally. The mixture never comes in contact with the earth.
"Open loop" systems draw water directly from a well, lake or pond and pump it through a heat exchanger at the Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) heat pump; after which, the water is returned to the source — just as clean as before.
Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) Systems
In winter, Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) systems bring the earth’s natural warmth up to a building and then transfer it into each room or zone via a heat pump. In summer, they work in reverse to provide air conditioning — absorbing the heat from inside a building and transferring it to the cooler earth below.
Unlike traditional furnaces that burn fuels for heat and require separate air conditioning & ventilating units, GSHP systems transfer heat from one place to another using a simple process to provide both warmth and cooling. Hot water solar panels as well as ice storage systems can be added to increase the efficiency of these systems.
A GSHP system creates an exceptionally comfortable working environment, giving tenants or building occupants precise temperature control, by room or by zone. Humidity levels are ideal. There’s no "blast" of hot air, or "cold blow." Temperatures don’t fluctuate, so thermostats don’t need constant adjustment.
You need not look any further, TLJ Engineering is the answer. The team at TLJ can put you "in the loop" quickly, bring you up to speed on the latest technology, equipment standards and warranties, and show you other commercial buildings in your area that have benefited, economically and ecologically, from GSHP heating and cooling. Our team has the expertise and the experience you require.
If you would like to learn more about how GSHP systems work and the cost advantages, please download our brochure below or contact our office.