Ground source heat pumps

Ground source heat pumps

Ground heat pumps take natural energy from the earth and convert it into usable heat for your home’s central heating and hot water supply.

Ground source heat pumps are installed in your back garden, with pipes running underground. They work by circulating water and antifreeze around a loop of piping, absorbing heat and sending it to the exchanger.

As ground heat has a stable temperature, the system will generate free energy throughout the year. The pipe’s length will depend on the size of system you opt for, and longer loops will draw more heat from the ground.

Ground source heat pump benefits

With ground source heat pumps:

  • Lower your annual heating bills by hundreds of pounds every year with a renewable source of energy

  • Earn a fixed income with the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). This scheme will incorporate heat pumps in 2013, allowing homeowners access to a guaranteed income paying for every unit of renewable heat produced

  • Cut your home’s carbon footprint by utilising a natural, environmentally friendly source of energy.

  • You need to provide little maintenance and they’re often referred to as a fit and forget technology

Whilst air source heat pumps tend to be much easier to install as they needn’t be in the ground, they are less efficient than the geothermal heat pumps.

Costs and savings for ground source heat pumps

Ground source heat pumps will cost anywhere between £9,000 and £17,000 depending on the size of system you’re after. This is why it’s so important to receive more than one quote to compare costs and ensure to get the right price.

There are a number of factors that would decide how much you save on energy bills, including:

  • Your current fuel bills

Of course, this would depend on what the geothermal pump will be replacing – oil, gas or electricity. The heat pump is powered by electricity but this is considerably less than what you’ll be saving with a renewable product.

  • Previous heating system

The efficiency of your old heating system will have a huge impact on how much you save with a heat pump. Old, inefficient boilers can work at just 70%, adding hundreds of pounds to your yearly bills.

  • Effective control use

Geothermal heat pumps will come with a control system to help to accurately distribute heat at the right temperature. The heat pump installer will discuss everything you need to know before the installation goes ahead.

Ground source heat pump quotes

Ground source heat pumps are one of the best ways to slash bills and make your home environmentally friendly.

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Local Ground source heat pumps Projects

Project: Interested in ground-bore or other heating/energy system for single story stone built double cottage (being converted to single house.) In addition to ground surrounding house there is a 6 acre field ...
Project: We have sketch plans to renovate a large semi detached farmhouse/barn into a three bedroom house. We will need to bring the insulation level up to a high standard so that we can cosider installing und...
Project: We have Warm Air Central Heating which is powered b a GasOil Furnace. We wish to convert to a renewable energy source.
Project: Spoke to Mrs Homeowner Have recently moved into a 3 bed semi in conservation area and looking to renovate over next 6-9 months Please contact to appoint
Project: We are enquiring about the cost of installing geothermal heating for our home. Could someone please email us to enquire about our requirements as we are not sure what the work entails, nor what we re...
Project: Customer has confirmed they are looking for quotes for a ground source heat pump and bore hole please call to appoint.
Project: spoke to mr homeowner geothermal heatpump quotation required please contact to provide a quote
Project: Spoke to mr Property owner Interested in Geothermal heat pump Supplied and fitted please contact to appoint
Project: ground source heat pump The customer has confirmed that they would like to proceed with their enquiry for a quotation for Geothermal Heat pump Contact to appoint
Project: Spoke to mrs Property owner Geothermal heat pump Current energy supplier is scottish power Semi Detached 4 bedroom property supplied and fitted Please contact to appoint
Project: spoke to mr home owner Geothermal heat pump also interested in Solar Water Heating & solar PV 4 bedroom detached supply & fit call to appoint
Project: Spoken to Mr project manager to provide heat for a village hall yet to be built of 352 square metres.planning permission for village hall approved contact to appoint
Project: spoke to mrs home owner 2 bedroom detached bungalow atlantic finance required supply & fit call to appoint
Project: spoke to mr buying house The Garden is 100ft length by 40ft (max) narrowing to 25ft (min) area, about 0.2 acres. The trenches should be at least 6.5ft / 2m deep. The House is a mid-terrace large p...
Project: The customer has confirmed that they would like to proceed with their enquiry for a quotation please call to appoint
Project: Spoke to Mr Property owner Geothermal heat pump funding required supplied and fitted please contact to appoint
Project: Spoke to mr home owner Detched house- barn conversion Geothermal heating Suppleid and fitted Please contact to appoint
Project: Spoke to mr Homeowner Looking for Air source energy Quotes feeding tariff Grants Please contact to appoint
Project: I would like to convert my house to be heated by geothermal heat pump. How much garden space is required? Email only please. Thank you.
Project: spoke to mr looking for brochure & information only at this time looking to have systems for 40 houses and garages

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Ground source heat pumps activity in March 2018

Ground source heat pumps Projects in the UK in March 2018

February 2018 January / February
South East 386 -13%
North West 210 17%
Western Midlands 201 18%
South West 181 -25%
Greater London 170 42%
Scotland 152 23%
East Midlands 141 0%
Yorkshire & Humber 140 8%
East Of England 120 50%
Wales 54 -39%
Northern Ireland 44 -49%
North East 20 100%
United Kingdom 1,819 0%

Source: Numbers calculated based on the search volumes in major search engines.

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Homes are given an energy ranking dependent on just how efficient they are and ratings are presented in the information below. This varies from A, by far the most energy efficient, to G, the very least efficient. With a higher rating you're more likely to have less costly energy bills as more heat will probably be retained in your house. You'll be able to increase your home's efficiency with insulation including double glazing, loft lagging or wall cavity insulation.