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Heating systems designed with Ground Source Heat Pump technology are flexible and more cost effective in the long term than a traditional fossil fuel boiler. If you're currently using heating oil, LPG or electric to heat your home, you could save money on your heating bills and have greater control over your heating. Ground Source Heat Pumps have a lot in common with Air Source Heat Pumps but because of the ground works involved in the installation capital costs are higher.

Advantages:

  • Can heat your home as well as your water
  • You don’t need a Gas Supply
  • The ground as a source of heat is more stable than the air because the temperature of the ground is less volitile than the air
  • Low maintenance – They require very little maintenance and have a life span of well over 20 years
  • Because they run at lower temperatures they are a perfect heat source for underfloor heating systems and used properly, regulate the temperature of your house more efficiently

How they work

Closed loop ground source systems use sealed pipes that are placed either horizontally or vertically in the ground. A glycol solution is pumped through the pipes, asorbing heat as it moves, this heat is then extracted by the heat pump and released at a higher temperature through compression.

Open loop ground source systems take water from aquifers or open bodies of water (ponds, rivers etc). They extract the heat, ageing through compression, and then release the cooled water back into the ground.

Frequently asked questions

How often do I need to service my Ground Source Heat Pump?

Your heat pump should be looked at once a year by a professional installer, this ensures that your RHI payments can continue and any conditions of manufacturer’s warranties are met. Open loop solutions should require no more maintenance than closed loop systems if they are designed and installed incorrectly.

Do Ground Source Heat Pumps come with a warranty?

Yes, all Ground Source Heat Pumps we install come with at least two years parts and labour warranty. Extended warranties of up to seven years are available, details of these can be provided on request.

Do you offer service contracts?

Yes, we offer service contracts with monthly, quarterly or annual payment schedules. Details of the different levels we offer are available on request.

Will I need to replace my radiators?

Not necessarily. Ground Source Heat Pumps can work with your current radiators depending on their size, we will measure all your radiators to see if they are sufficient at our no obligation site survey prior to offering you a quotation.

Do I need a new electric supply to power the Heat Pump?

No, we can utilise your existing 240v supply to power the Heat Pump.

How deep do the pipes need to be dug in?

That depends on the local conditions at the installation site. We can determine the exact groundworks required by undertaking a ground survey.

 

Only the best quality Heating systems

We only use quality Ground Source Heat Pumps from IDM or Viessmann. We expect our heating systems to last for a minimum of 20 years with little maintenance. Because of this, we don’t skimp on the detail, only using top quality components with the highest standards of engineering.

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Government Incentives available

Except in New Build situations, Ground Source Heat Pump installations qualify for the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments. Contact us on 01271 850040 or email us to find out more.

How does it work?
How Ground Source Heat Pumps work

Ground Source Heat Pumps systems extract residual heat from the ground using either a probe or ground collector. If installed correctly they can heat your home when the outside temperature is well below freezing. Working like a fridge, but in reverse, they do require some electric to produce heat, but for every unit of electric they use, they can produce up to 6 units of heat - that's up to 5 units of free heat for your home.

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