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Ground Source Heat Pumps

Why install an Ground Source Heat Pump?

There are two main reasons & benefits … reduce the carbon emissions generated to heat your home (your carbon footprint) and reduce your heating fuel bills.

What is a Ground Source Heat Pump?

The ground beneath our feet contains heat, at a fairly constant temperature, thereby providing a consistent & regular source of free heat. GSHPs extract this heat and transfer it to your radiators (or under floor heating).

How does a Ground Source Heat Pump work?

GSHPs work by pumping a fluid (similar to anti-freeze) around a loop of pipes that have been installed underground.

These pipes are typically laid horizontally within your property in a loop, but can also be installed vertically up to a depth of 100m, if there is limited space available.

The heat in the ground is transferred to the fluid, which then passes through a Heat Exchanger, where it is extracted and transferred by the Heat Pump to your radiators (or under floor heating).

What are the potential savings of installing a Ground Source Heat Pump?

There are two distinct areas you will save by installing a Ground Source Heat Pump.

Firstly, the cost to heat your home (or office) will reduce as the fuel (heat underground) you are using is free. You will no longer be paying for Gas or Oil.

Secondly, the amount of carbon emissions you create over a traditional heating system will reduce significantly. Ground Source Heat Pumps are part of the Government’s strategy (for residential & commercial heating) to reduce the CO2 emissions of the country.