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: Home Owner - New Build - completion within 3 months Detached 4 Bedrooms Not a conservation area Not a listed Building Supplied and Fitted 3 - 6 Months Please call to appoint *
Project: Homeowner Terrace Property 3 Bedrooms South East Roof Supplied & fitted Please contact to appoint
Project: also interested in solar and air source heat pumps please leave message if unanswered call and he will return call Homeowner 3-bed terrace Supplied and fitted Please contact to appoint
Project: Are you the property owner: Owner of the property Property Type: Semi detached How many bedrooms does the property have: 5+ Is your roof obstructed by: No obstructions What is the direction of t...
Project: Are you the property owner: Owner of the property Property Type: Semi detached How many bedrooms does the property have: 3-4 Is your roof obstructed by: No obstructions What is the direction of ...
Project: Quote from plans Homeowner Air Source Heat Pumps Semi-detached 3 Bedrooms 1 bathroom Easily accessible Supplied and fitted Please contact to appoint
Project: Homeowner Semi Detached Property 3-4 Bedrooms East Facing Roof Supplied & fitted Please contact to appoint
Project: Homeowner Detached Property 3-4 Bedrooms South Facing Roof Supplied & fitted Please contact to appoint
Project: Homeowner Semi Detached Property 2 Bedrooms South West Facing Roof Supplied & Fitted Please contact to appoint
Project: Homeowner Detached Property 5 + Bedrooms South Facing Roof Supplied & Fitted Please contact to appoint
Project: Homeowner Detached 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms Gas Boiler Outside space available Current Boiler 5 years old Supplied and Fitted Please call to appoint 3 - 6 Months *
Project: Homeowner Ground Source Heat Pupmp Oil Heating Supplied & Fitted Please contact to appoint
Project: Homeowner Detached Property 3-4 Bedrooms South Facing Roof Supplied & fitted Please contact to appoint
Project: Homeowner Semi Detached 5 + Bedroom South West Roof Supplied & Fitted Please contact to appoint
Project: CUSTOMER LOOKING FOR SOLAR PV ASWELL Home Owner Ground Source Heat Pump Semi Detached 4 Bedrooms Supply and Fit Call to Appoint
Project: Homeowner Terrace Property 3-4 Bedrooms South East Roof EDF Supplied & Fitted Please contact to appoint
Project: Homeowner 3-4 Bedrooms Detached Property South East Roof Supplied & Fitted Please contact to appoint
Project: Homeowner Ground source heat pumps 3 bed - detached bungalow Electric Supplied and installed Please contact to appoint *
Project: Tennant with permission Terrace 3bedrooms No skylights No shading Customer advised south facing roof Supplied and fitted Call to appoint
Project: Homeowner Ground source heat pump, soil loop to existing ufh system 12kWh Detached Property 3-4 Bedrooms Oil Heating Supplied & Fitted Please contact to appoint

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Ground source heat pumps activity in June 2018

Ground source heat pumps Projects in the UK in June 2018

May 2018 April / May
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.