Homeowners looking for a sustainable way to heat their properties, reduce their carbon emissions, and increase their homes’ energy efficiency can benefit from one of the best renewable heating systems: a ground source heat pump.
What is a Ground Source Heat Pump?
A ground source heat pump is a device that draws heat from the ground and transforms it into energy for heating and water systems. Is commonly used in both commercial and domestic properties.
Ground source heat pumps are known for being an eco-friendly heating system that also allows you to reduce your carbon emissions.
How does a Ground Source Heat Pump work?
The solar energy heats the soil below ground level, which stays at a stable temperature all year round.
A ground source heat pump takes the stored heat energy under the ground and converts it into a much higher temperature, which is used for heating and water systems.
The pump also requires a small amount of electricity to run, which be sourced from several renewable and sustainable energy providers to create a full eco-friendly solution.
Benefits of a Ground Source Heat Pump
1. Lower your carbon footprint
Through a ground source heat pump, you can lower your carbon dioxide emissions, as these pumps, unlike traditional oil heating systems, emit roughly 120 Kg of carbon dioxide to produce 1000 kWh of heat.
2. Save on your electricity bill
Homeowners in the UK spend the majority of the money they allocate for regular utility bills on heating and hot water systems. A properly-installed ground source heat pump allows you to save up to 50% on your bills.
Ground source heat pumps have an average lifespan of more than 15 years when maintained accordingly and properly, compared to traditional boilers which normally require replacing after 10 years.
4. Renewable heat incentive
By using a ground source heat pump you may be eligible for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), an incentive that rewards homeowners for using renewable and eco-energy solutions, allowing them to recoup initial installation costs.