Ground Source Heat Pump
Heating systems that could pay for themselves.
How does a Ground source heat pumps work?
Ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) use pipes that are buried underground to extract heat from the ground. This is then used to heat radiators, underfloor or warm air heating systems & hot water in your home.
A ground source heat pump circulates a mixture of water and antifreeze around a loop of pipe called a ground loop. This is buried in your garden. Heat from the ground is absorbed into the fluid and then passes through a heat exchanger into the heat pump. As the ground stays at a fairly constant temperature under the surface, the heat pump can be used throughout the year.
The Government backed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payment is available to home owners and businesses.
The RHI Payments are in place to encourage home owners and business owners to invest in a GSHP installation.
See what the Energy Saving Trust Say
- It could lower your fuel bills, especially if you replace conventional electric heating.
- It could provide you with an income through the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
- It could lower home carbon emissions, depending on which fuel you are replacing. There are no fuel deliveries needed.
- It will heat your home as well as your water.
- There is minimal maintenance required.
- Unlike gas and oil boilers, heat pumps deliver heat at lower temperatures over much longer periods.
- In winter, it may need to be on constantly to heat your home efficiently, but radiators won’t feel as hot to the touch as with a gas or oil boiler.
- Often they are more difficult to install than air source heat pumps, but ground source heat pumps are often more energy efficient.