Ground Source Heat Pumps
What is ground source heat pump?
Like a traditional boiler the hot water can be pumped through underfloor heating pipes or radiators to heat property, and natural hot water to your taps. A ground source works at a ratio of around 4 kw of heat for every 1 kw of electric used
The benefits of a ground source heat pump
- Lowers fuel bills in comparison to conventional heating methods
- Income from the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme
- Lower carbon footprint
- No piped gas or oil tank required
- Heats your property and your water
- Low maintenance
How does a ground source heat pump work?
The temperature that is pumped into the system will remain consistent throughout the year which is why ground source heat pumps are such an efficient way to heat your home. The liquid will then arrive back at the heat pump where it passes through a heat exchanger. On the other side of this will be a refrigerant which will boil the liquid to form a gas. This gas is then pushed back down with a compressor and energy is released.
The energy then passes to a thermal store which results in the water becoming hotter. The combination of the four different elements continues to release energy so that they can heat your home either through radiators or hot water.
The system can be easily controlled for both your heating and hot water making it an effective, efficient and economical source of heating for your home.
Note: The heat pump still requires an electricity supply to pump the water
Do you need planning permission?
Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
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