Using a geothermal system coupled to radiator panels, or hydronic heating whether inslab piping or underfloor piping increases efficiency in the heating cycle.
Modern hydronics technology enables heat to be delivered precisely when and where it is needed. Hundreds of system configurations are possible, each capable of meeting the exact comfort requirements of the owner. Some may be as simple as a geothermal system connected to a loop of flexible plastic tubing for warming a bathroom floor. Others may use two or more geothermal systems operated in stages, releasing their heat through an assortment of heat emitters. The same geothermal system (s) may also provide the building’s domestic hot water. It might even heat the swimming pool. Properly designed and installed hydronic systems provide unsurpassed comfort and fuel efficiency for the life of the building.
Hydronic panel radiators or geothermal radiator heating gently heat by using a combination of radiant and convective heat. This heat is supplied by a closed loop of water travelling through pipe work installed in your building. Radiator panels are available in hundreds of different styles and sizes. The heat provided is a combination of radiant and convective heat. Radiant heat is like the warmth provided by the sun. Convection is the natural process which pleasantly circulates warm air. Hot air rises and cooler air flows in, which in turn is heated so the circulation continues. The heat is supplied via a series of flow and return pipes from the Geomaster Geothermal Ground Source Heat Pump.
Hydronic systems that transfer the majority of their heat by thermal radiation reduce air temperature stratification, and thus reduce heat loss through ceilings. Comfort can often be maintained at lower air temperatures when a space is radiantly heated. The initial investment for hydronic systems is typically much higher. They are also generally best suited to heating only systems. For these reasons often an optimised air system is chosen. For more information on hydronic systems please see this Wikipedia resource.