Ground Source Heat Pumps
Ground source heat pump systems are growing in popularity as a tried and tested method of lowering a property’s carbon footprint and heating bills.
Ground source heat pumps are installed underground and loop connected to your existing heating system to heat radiators, under floor heating, and hot water. Being one of the most eco-friendly heating methods a ground source heat pump system has the ability to produce up to four units of heat for every unit of electricity consumed and, being powered largely by the naturally occurring heat in the ground beneath your home, a ground source heat pump system offers the lowest running costs of any heating system.
- Could lower fuel bills
- Could provide an income through the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
- Could lower carbon emissions
- No future fuel deliveries are required
- Will heat your home and hot-water
- Minimal maintenance required
What to Consider?
- Space – The garden will need to be suitable for a trench or borehole and have access for digging machinery
- Insulation – Heat pumps work best when producing heat at a lower temperature so it is important your home is well insulated and draught-proof to prevent heat loss
- Costs – A heat pump will pay for itself if replacing an existing expensive system but running costs will vary depending on size of home and install costs are expensive
- Planning – There is a lot of labour and planning required so combining the install with other building works could significantly reduce install costs
At Huttie our renewable energy team can provide a full installation service from design to commission if you are interested in extracting heat from the ground for use to heat your home and hot water all year round.
If you are considering replacing your home’s existing traditional heating system from oil, natural gas, LPG, or direct electric, we can offer a free no-obligation quotation and site survey.