Ground Source Heat Pumps
A ground source heat pump extracts heat from the ground and allows you to use this heat in your property. This heat can then be used to heat radiators, underfloor or warm air heating systems and hot water in your home. A ground source heat pump works by moving heat from one place to another by using a compressor and a circulating structure of liquid/gas refrigerant, where the heat from the ground is absorbed into the fluid and then passes through a heat exchanger into the heat pump. As the temperature of the ground stays at a reliable temperature throughout the year, a heat pump can consistency provide your property with all the heat it needs. Let the earth heat your home, not your home heat the earth.
The Ground Source Heat Pump has become increasingly popular throughout the UK because of its reliability and efficiency. A well-designed ground source heat pump system provides the lowest running cost of any heating system as it uses a lower level of electricity to transfer a large amount of naturally occurring heat from the ground into your property.
How do ground source heat pumps work?
Pipes are placed under your garden and connected to the Heat Pump inside your home. Using a simple movement of constantly generated heat from the ground, the heat pump will produce all of your heating and hot water. Effectively, your garden becomes one large solar collector, powerful enough to heat your entire home.
With these potential fuel savings plus generous Government incentives, your Ground Source Heat Pump will quickly pay for itself and could even make you an annual return on your investment. For more information call the Energy Saving Trust helpline on 0800 512 012 or visit – beis.gov.uk, alternatively our friendly staff are available on 01484 475 808
The Ground Source Heat Pump will give you constant warmth and hot water
What are the benefits of a ground source heat pump?
- A ground source heat pump could lower your fuel bills, as they are typically cheaper to run than oil or gas boilers.
- You may be eligible for payment under the governments Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.
- Very long life-span (up to 50 years), thus they are extremely reliable and a steady source of heat.
- Could lower home carbon emissions, depending on which fuel you are replacing.
- Can heat your home as well as your hot water.
- Minimal maintenance required.