Ground Source Heat Pumps | South West Heat Pumps

Ground source heat pumps.

Heat your home with a ground source heat pump.

If you are a homeowner, self-builder or industry professional then investing in renewable technology like a ground source heat pump could reduce or eliminate your utility bills. Ground source heat pumps are more cost-effective than traditional fossil fuel systems and more efficient than air source heat pumps. They can be more expensive to install than other renewable energy systems, but this can be offset by the Boiler Upgrade Scheme. The ban on new fossil fuel boilers for certain households has been delayed while cash grants for the scheme have increased by 50% to £7,500 for those who want to transition now. Find out if you're eligible, call us on 01271 850040.

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.
  • Government incentives – one-off payment of up to £7,500.
  • 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. 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.



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Get an instant estimate today.

If you would like to know how ground source heat pumps work, decide if they are a good fit for your project, or arrange an on-site survey then you are in the right place. The first step is to use our online estimator which will show you the installation costs, the annual running costs and the annual Renewable Heat Incentive you are likely to receive should you go ahead with the installation. You will need an up to date Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for an estimate to be produced as we need to understand the annual kW used for your heating and hot water. If you do not have an EPC, then we can recommend a professional please email [email protected].