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

1 Project: Are you the property owner: Owner of the property Property Type: Other How many bedrooms do you have: 3-4 Property Age: Post-2000 What is your current source of heating for the Renewable Incentive: E...
2 Project: Are you the property owner: Owner of the property How many bedrooms does the property have: 3-4 Time scale: 1-3 months Other Forms: 373, 10012 Please call to appoint
3 Project: Are you the property owner: Owner of the property Is this for a Residential or Commerial Building: Domestic Other Forms: 336, 373, 50, 45, 24 Agreed to recieve quotes for selected products: Yes Pleas...
4 Project: Are you the property owner: Owner of the property How many bedrooms does the property have: 3-4 Time scale: 1-3 months Other Forms: 373, 10038 Please call to appoint
5 Project: Are you the property owner: Owner of the property How many bedrooms does the property have: 3-4 Time scale: 1-3 months Other Forms: 373, 10038 Please call to appoint
6 Project: Are you the property owner: Owner of the property Is this for a Residential or Commerial Building: Domestic Other Forms: 336, 373 Agreed to recieve quotes for selected products: Yes Please call to ap...
7 Project: Are you the property owner: Owner of the property How many bedrooms does the property have: 3-4 Time scale: 1-3 months Other Forms: 373, 10012, 10038 Please call to appoint
8 Project: Are you the property owner: Owner of the property Is this for a Residential or Commerial Building: Domestic Other Forms: 336, 373 Agreed to recieve quotes for selected products: Yes Please call to ap...
9 Project: Are you the property owner: Owner of the property How many bedrooms does the property have: 3-4 Time scale: Immediate Other Forms: 336, 373, 10012 Please call to appoint
10 Project: Annual servicing of Dimplex Ground Source Heat Pump installation Are you the property owner: Owner of the property Is the property easily accessible: Yes Is there over 20m sq garden space available: Y...
11 Project: service for ground source heat pump and assistance to set system with existing room thermostats Are you the property owner: Owner of the property How many bedrooms do you have: 3-4 Is the property eas...
12 Project: new build, 4 bed
13 Project: New water source heat pump
14 Project: I am currently undertaking a house extension and renovation and am interest in incorporating a renewable energy source in the form of a GSHP. Plans are available for review if required Are you the pr...
15 Project: An expert technician on ground source system and control panels/thermostats to fault find and cure
16 Project: Service a Ground Source Heat Pump
17 Project: Enquirer: Property Owner General information: Ground heat source pump.
18 Project: Replacement of existing oil boiler and upgrading of existing indirect Radiator system to pressurised system with low heat high efficiency radiators etc. Together with excavation of trenches installati...
19 Project: install ground source heating system in a new build house
20 Project: Ground source heat pump to be fitted to a new property in usk which is a four bed property approximately 4000 square feet

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Ground source heat pumps activity in April 2019

Ground source heat pumps Projects in the UK in April 2019

March 2019 February / March
South East 386 -13% <img src=
North West 210 17% <img src=
Western Midlands 201 18% <img src=
South West 181 -25% <img src=
Greater London 170 42% <img src=
Scotland 152 23% <img src=
East Midlands 141 0% <img src=
Yorkshire & Humber 140 8% <img src=
East Of England 120 50% <img src=
Wales 54 -39% <img src=
Northern Ireland 44 -49% <img src=
North East 20 100% <img src=
United Kingdom 1,819 0%

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