Ground Source Heat Pumps

Swapping a traditional gas boiler for a ground source heat pump can help you make massive savings on your energy bills.

They are around 400 to 500 percent more efficient than a gas boiler, transforming 1Kw of electricity into 4 to 5Kw of heat. The result is a cheap and sustainable source of energy that will heat your home while protecting the planet.


Benefits of ground source heat pumps

Ground source heat pumps use the energy inside the earth to heat our homes. Fluid is piped through a network of pipes buried under the surface of the soil where it heats up. It’s then passed through a heat exchanger that uses the warmth to heat your home. Whatever the weather, temperature or season, ground source heat pumps provide a sustainable source of energy.

Environmentally friendly & sustainable heating 365 days a year
Highly efficient, so will help you save money on heating bills
Maintain a constant and comfortable temperature in your home


Why choose a ground source heat pump

Ground source heat pumps circulate a mixture of water and antifreeze around a ground loop buried in trenches or boreholes up to 150 meters into the earth, where it absorbs the naturally occurring heat. The mixture is compressed through a heat exchanger, where the heat is extracted and used to warm your home. The temperature deep underground provides a reliable and free energy source.

Ground source heat pumps provide an environmentally friendly source of energy that’s almost carbon-free if combined with a renewable source of electricity such as Solar PV. Installing a ground source heat pump can future-proof your property and add value to your home.

To generate heat, heat pumps use a connector loop that’s buried between 1 and 2 meters underground. The fluid passes through the loop before being returned to a compressor, where it’s heated for your home. If you don’t have space for a horizontal loop (you have limited outdoor space, for example), we can use vertical pipes drilled up to 150 meters into the ground to provide heat for your system. They’re more expensive to install, but just as efficient, long-lasting and easy to maintain. The average ground source heat pump system should last for at least 20 years if serviced and maintained regularly. That’s twice the average lifespan of a typical gas boiler.

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How Does It Work?

Every ground source heat pump installation is bespoke. It begins with a survey where we learn about your current heating system and energy requirements.

Using data from a heat loss survey, we will specify a system from you. We work with all major manufacturers to offer you a choice of ground source heat pumps to choose from.

We will advise you on whether you need a horizontal or vertical ground loop.

We’ll provide a no-obligation quote for installation.

If you’re happy to go ahead, we’ll ask for a deposit and schedule your installation. During the installation, we’ll work conscientiously to minimise downtime and disruption.

Once installed, we’ll check and test the system to ensure that it’s fully functional. We’ll register it with the manufacturer and ensure your warranty is in place before asking you to make the final payment.

Ground Source Heat Pumps FAQs

Ground source heat pumps are up to 400 times more efficient than a gas boiler, transforming 1Kw of electricity into 4Kw of heat. This enables you to save on your heating bills while protecting the planet too.

 If ground source heat pump systems are designed and installed correctly, they will heat any property.  Although, the property should be insulated to a fair standard before considering a heat pump.  The systems we use today have been available in Nordic countries for many years and will work below -15 degrees.

In some cases, you will need planning permission for your ground source heat pump. When we start designing your ground source heat pump system, we can advise you whether you will need planning permission and support you through the process. In most cases, it’s simple to arrange.

Yes, heat pumps can heat traditional radiators and underfloor heating systems. We will check all existing radiators while performing heat loss calculations as part of our system design process and deciding if they need upgrading.

We provide a performance estimate with every proposal. The amount you will save depends on several factors, including the weather, the current cost of electricity, the efficiency of your home and your existing heating system. 

 The average trench is 1 meter wide by 1 meter deep and 50 meters long. You may need 6 to 12 of these, depending on the heat loss of your property. We can provide a detailed breakdown of your system as part of your no-obligation quote. If you are short on space for a ground source heat pump, we also offer borehole services. Boreholes help save space and minimize disruption to the property.

In most cases, an existing hot water cylinder is not compatible with the lower temperatures of a heat pump but can easily be upgraded to a new heat pump compatible cylinder. 

Ground source heat pumps take up slightly more room than a traditional boiler. You will need to accommodate a hot water cylinder and possibly a heating cylinder. We will provide all details as part of our no-obligation quote.