Ground Source Heat Pumps
Ground Source Heating converts natural heat found underground to heat your home
A Ground Source Heat Pump uses natural heat from underground that has been absorbed by the sun, to heat water.
The water is pumped through a ground loop (a circuit of water pipes buried below ground level). Then, after being compressed, the water temperature is increased and transferred to your heating system.
The ground loop size will depend on the size of your property and how much heat you need. But, they can be laid horizontally or vertically into the ground. Also, these systems, like air source heat pumps are compatible with radiator heating systems, underfloor heating systems and hot water systems. Unlike Air Source Heat Pumps, for Ground Source Heat Pumps, the unit is installed inside the property. Sizes range from the size of a large filing cabinet to small enough to fit under the kitchen sink.
Ground Source Heating is highly efficient. For every 1kW of electricity used to operate the heat pump, it will provide 4kW of energy.
Green Homes Grant
Additionally, ground source heat pumps also qualify for the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive. This closes to new applicants in April 2022.
Under this scheme, those with renewable heat generating technologies are paid back for the heat they produce. Click here to read the government’s advice on this.
If you have any questions then please get in touch