GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMP
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.