A ground source heat pump system utilizes natural heat from underground by the method of pumping water through it, the heat pump itself then increases the temperature, and the heat that is generated is then used to provide home heating or hot water accessibility
Although the pump requires electricity to run the idea of this system is that the heat generated by the system outweighs the cost of the electricity to run it
A simple way to explain it is that the heat pump does the same job as a boiler does in a normal central heating system, but rather than burning fuel to generate the heat, it gathers heat from the ground.
Where Will It
The ground loop which is the network of pipes pumping the water underground, can be fitted horizontally or vertically.
Our horizontal systems are laid in a shallow trench over a wide surface area, and our vertical systems means that the pipes are buried in a borehole, the size of the borehole depends on the size of the system which will be installed, but it could be from anywhere between 15 and 100 meters deep. The type of system you choose for installation will depend on the space that is available, and as a company we will ensure the system installing is perfect sized for the heat your property needs.
What are the
The cost of running a ground source heat pump system is dependent on the cost of electricity and usual tariff rates normally apply, although some suppliers offer a special heat pump tariff.
Could lower your fuel bills, especially if you are replacing conventional electric heating
Could provide you with an income through the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
Could lower your home’s carbon emissions, depending on which fuel you are replacing
Don't need fuel deliveries
Can heat your home and provide and hot water
Need little maintenance - they're called ‘fit and forget’ technology
Can be easier to install than a ground source heat pump, though efficiencies may be lower.
An example of a horizontal (Left) GSHP and a vertical (Right) GSHP