The sun sends the earth 174,000 terawatts of free energy – every day.
It makes sense to use this gift of nature to heat and cool our homes.
Thermia heat pumps
Heating in winter and cooling in summer
The sun has been heating our planet for billions of years.
The earth is slow to give that heat back.
That’s why the ground temperature remains at a constant 0 to 10 C, whatever the season and however cold the weather.
This is enough to heat a house in winter and cool it in summer.
The earth accumulates solar heat,
keeping the temperature
below ground at a constant 0 to 10°C
Warm in the winter
The heat pump concentrates low-grade heat
from below the ground and raises its temperature.
This heat is then transferred to the house’s energy
distribution system – unusually radiators, hydronic floor
heating or fan coils.
Ground accumulates solar heat,
so the temperature underground
is from 0 to 10ºC.
Cool in the summer
The heat pump collects heat from the house
and deposits it into the ground,
This is more cost-efficient than traditional
The single-family house is located in Luige, 15 km south of the Estonian capital Tallinn. The house was constructed by Timbeco, a company that specializes in
building customized pre-fabricated houses, made predominantly.
From the outset of the project, the investor in the new headquarters wanted to include renewable energy facilities that would provide the latest energy-efficiency technologies. After extensive research, the choice was made to use Thermia ground-source heat pumps to provide all the heating, hot water and cooling via geothermal energy.
Ashgrove’s team of experts specified, designed and sized the heat pump using Thermia Heat Pump Calculator software.
Ashgrove Energy (Thermia’s reseller for the UK and Irish markets) designed an innovative energy solution for Oakhill Park in London. Three 42kW Thermia Robust ground-source heat pumps provide all the heating via the underfloor heating system, as well as covering the hot water requirements for the 60 apartments.
The hotel and spa are heated by Thermia ground-source heat pumps. 18 Robust heat pumps with a total capacity of 715 kW provide heating, cooling and hot water to 24,000 m2 of hotel rooms, the spa, offices, shops and apartments.
Wooden house uses renewable energy
A couple from Estonia decided to use renewable energy and installed an Inverter Mini, Thermia’s latest and most advanced inverter-driven ground source heat pump. Using heat pumps is an innovative and creative way of taking action to protect the environment and is a solution that will contribute positively to reducing CO2 emissions in the years to come.
‘...one of the best heat pumps in its segment, the Inverter Mini is ideally suited to wooden houses and a green lifestyle…‘
Baltic Agro Machinery OÜ is the official representative of John Deere agricultural and gardening technology in Estonia. With three offices in the region, Baltic Agro sells machinery and spare parts, provides after-sales services and advises customers on the use of John Deere farm technology.
In 2016, the decision was taken to construct a new head office building with a showroom, back office, warehouse and maintenance workshop.
This 185 sqm bungalow was built in 2016. It is completely heated by underfloor heating. A 9kW Atec air source heat pump with a Total 180 litre cylinder has been running since March 2017.
“I’m very happy with the system. The consistent heat is great and the house is so comfortable I am delighted. I am starting another build in the near future and we will certainly be back to O’Brien Brothers and Ashgrove. Mike has been very helpful and is always contactable. It has been hassle free.” Noel Costello
Oakhill Park is a luxurious property from the moment you walk through the door. Complete with concierge services, underground parking, private residents’ gym with state-of-the-art equipment and picturesque gardens, providing space for tranquility and relaxation.
Oakhill Park has achieved a Code 4 rating for sustainable homes. This is the highest level locally for a new development in terms of reducing energy needs while producing 44% less CO2 than a gas-based system.
24,000 m2 of hotel rooms, SPA, offices, shops and apartments heated by Thermia heat pumps.
Strömstad Spa is a state-of-the-art hotel with 232 rooms and extended spa facilities. The spa itself covers 2,000 square meters across two floors. It is the only Decléor Flagship Spa in northern Europe and offers most spa treatments and products.
24,000 m2 of hotel rooms, spa, offices, shops and apartments heated by Thermia heat pumps.