Heat your home with a Ground Source Heat Pump
How Ground Source Heat Pumps Work
Sealed pipes are placed horizontally or vertically in the ground. A glycol solution is pumped through the pipes, absorbing heat as it moves. This heat is then extracted by the pump, heated even more through compression, and then delivered to your property.
Advantages of Ground Source Heat Pumps
- Cheap – lower running costs than Air Source Heat Pumps.
- High incentives – high Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments mean payback on the initial investment is relatively quick.
- Efficient – heat your home and hot water efficiently.
- Green – no need for gas or other fossil fuels.
- Low maintenance – a lifespan of well over 20 years with very little maintenance.
- Control – perfect heat source for underfloor heating that gives you efficient control over the temperature of your home.
- Compliance – meet building regulations and improve your SAP calculations.
Why South West Heat Pumps?
We only use quality Ground Source Heat Pumps from leading European manufacturers who have the highest commendation from the Austrian Institute of Technology. Our heating systems typically last for a minimum of 20 years and require minimal maintenance.
Frequently asked questions
How often do I need to service my Ground Source Heat Pump?
Once a year by a professional installer. This is a requirement of RHI payments manufacturer warranties. 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 a minimum two-year parts and labour warranty. Extended warranties of up to seven years are available. Contact us for more information.
Do you offer service contracts?
Yes, we offer service contracts get in touch.
Will I need to replace my radiators?
Not necessarily. Ground Source Heat Pumps may work with your current radiators, depending on their size. We will measure your radiators during your free on-site survey.
Do I need a new electric supply to power the Heat Pump?
No, we can utilise your existing 240v supply.
How deep do the pipes need to be dug in?
That depends on the conditions at the installation site. We can determine the exact groundworks required by undertaking a ground survey.
Homeowners & Self Builders
If you are planning to replace your heating system or build a new property then we can help you with planning, supplying, and installing a renewable energy system. Click here to learn more.
If you are an architect, builder, property developer then we can help you find a renewable energy system that fits your project goals and budget. Click here to learn more.
Take advantage of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
Except in multi development situations, all Ground Source Heat Pump installations qualify for the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments. Call us on 01271 850040 or email us to find out more. Alternatively, complete the form below to arrange a free on-site survey.