Ground Source Heat Pumps extract warmth from the ground (also known as geothermal energy) to heat a property and provide hot water. In the long term this highly efficient, low maintenance system saves money and reduces your overall impact on the environment.
With our constant search for further scarce sources of fossil fuels more clients come to us wanting peace of mind that self-sufficiency brings, whilst simultaneously wishing to reduce their carbon footprint and have greater responsibility for the lasting effect they leave on the earth.
Ground Source Heat Pumps offer a highly effective way to achieve the above objectives – using heat already stored underground and running it through an economically heat-powered pump to produce plentiful hot water and enough heat to warm a whole property.
Groundtherm plan, install and project manage both the installation of Ground Source Heat Pumps on behalf of clients – ensuring that you achieve your energy-saving objectives and obtain a source of clean, renewable energy for life. We specialise in offering the benefit of our experience and expertise to enable you to implement a quality system installed by experienced professionals. As a result you can enjoy a highly-efficient facility which offers the peace of mind for life whilst dramatically reducing your carbon footprint and environmental responsibility.
Ground Source Heat Pumps allow you to make significant financial savings and considerably reduce your CO2 emissions. A typical Ground Source Heat Pump saves around 1.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year when replacing oil. You will also reduce your fuel bills as Ground Source Heat Pumps run on electricity, so there’s no need to pay for gas, oil or solid fuels to heat your home. Ground Source systems are also highly efficient – so you will cut down on wasted electricity which further augments your potential saving.
Additionally by implementing Ground Source technology you are significantly reducing your carbon footprint. These sophisticated, versatile systems can be used in conjunction with other renewable energy sources – so if you wanted to reduce your CO2 emissions further, you could consider installing solar electricity or some other form of renewable electricity generating system to power the compressor and pump.
Ground Source Heat Pumps use pipes buried in the garden to extract heat from the ground. This is usually used to heat water for radiators or underfloor heating systems. It can also be used to heat water for domestic use.
There are a number of factors to take into account when you are considering installing any renewable energy system into your home. During our initial consultation, we will discuss the options with you and assess your property and requirements thoroughly in order to give you the best possible advice. Prior to this however, to determine whether a ground source heat pump is right for you and is suitable for your home there are a few key questions to consider:
The size of the groundloop is dependent on the size of the property. The ground needs to be suitable for digging a trench or a borehole and accessible to drilling machinery. We will conduct a thorough geological survey before work begins to determine whether the land surrounding your property is suitable for a ground loop installation.
Since ground source heat pumps produce a lower temperature heat than traditional boilers, it's essential that your home is insulated and draught proofed well for the heating system to be effective. It could also make the system cheaper and smaller.
If you're replacing an electric, oil, Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) or coal heating system, a ground source heating system will pay for itself quite quickly. If you're replacing a more efficient gas heating system, your savings will be smaller.
Underfloor heating systems or warm air heating will work much better than radiator-based systems. Ground Source Heat Pumps can be retrofit to work with an existing system – but in order to get optimal energy-saving potential from them we always recommend considering a newer, more efficient facility.
Combining the installation with other building work can reduce the cost of installing the system – so during a new build it’s worth enquiring about the installation of a Ground Source Heat Pump early on so that it can be easily incorporated with other work.
The cost depends on the size of your property, energy usage, requirements and any added extras needed – for example, you may want to replace your old radiator heating system simultaneously which would of course add to the overall outlay. For tailored information or a bespoke quote please contact us.
Firstly it’s important for us to sit with you and take into account your views and objectives when embarking on switching to a renewable energy source. We will explain the options and the process to ensure this is the best medium for you before designing a solution which fits your requirements perfectly.