Installing Ground Source Heat Pumps in your Home

Installing Ground Source Heat Pumps in your Home

Installing Ground Source Heat Pumps in your Home

Installing Renewable Heating in Lancashire

Ground source heat pumps provide a renewable source of heat which can be used to heat the water within your home or business. The system extracts natural heat sources from beneath the ground using pipes which circle your garden in a loop.

Ground source heat pumps can be used to provide hot water for underfloor heating, hot water, radiators and heating systems.

How does a ground source heating system create hot water?

A loop of pipe which circulates a liquid composed of water and anti-freeze is buried beneath your garden to extract the naturally produced heat from the ground. The fluid absorbs the heat which is passed through a heat exchanger and into the heat pump.

Longer loops of pipe can create increased amounts of heat according to your requirements. The length of pipe that can be installed will depend on the space available within your garden. For gardens with limited space, a vertical borehole can be drilled to install the pipe.

Heat pumps can produce hot water throughout the year as the ground remains at a reasonably constant temperature below the surface.

What are the advantages of installing a ground source heating system in your home?

Reducing fuel bills: Installing a ground source heating system can reduce the amount of money that you pay for energy costs. Replacing electricity is especially cost effective.

Additional Income: The UK government offer payments to households that have installed renewable systems under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

Lower CO2 emissions: Your household carbon emissions can become much lower by installing a renewable heating source.

No fuel deliveries required: Once you have installed the system in your garden, you will not require traditional fuel deliveries.

Efficient heating: Ground source heating can be used for your household heating and for hot water.

Low maintenance: Following installation, your heating system will not require a regular maintenance.

Is a ground source heating system right for my home?

If you are thinking of installing a ground source heating system within your home or business you will need to consider the following requirements:

Is your garden a suitable size?

Installing the ground loop will require digging a trench or a bore hole so it needs to be accessible to relevant digging machinery.

Are you building a new development?

It is much more cost effective to install ground source heating as part of a new development offering reduced installation costs.

How will you be using your heating system?

If you wish to use ground source heat for warm air or underfloor heating, you will notice a better performance compared to radiator heat as radiators require increased temperatures.


Which type of fuel will your renewable heating system replace?

If you are replacing heating systems that use coal or electricity, you could see returns on installation costs much sooner than other fuels.

Do you have an insulated home?

Using ground source heat will work most efficiently if your home is well insulated and draught proofed since it produces heat at a lower temperature than traditional boilers.

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