Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP) - GSHP’s work in much the same way as an ASHP but instead of extracting heat from the air, heat is extracted from the ground via underground pipes.
This energy is freely available and formed from solar energy which heats the ground, it is then converted for use in a heating system. In fact, up to 75% of the energy needed by the heating system is extracted from the environment, so the only energy required is electricity that drives the heat pump compressor.
Some pumps can generate up to 4kWh of heat for every 1kWh of electricity used to run the heat pump, giving the heat pump an efficiency of up to 400%. You will also qualify for the RHI. GSHP’s will replace a traditional boiler in a domestic setting and can help reduce heating bills, Carbon emissions and provide an income source through the RHI.
- Can completely replace conventional heating systems
- Low running costs
- Needs little maintenance
- Heats your home and provides hot water
- Renewable energy source, freely available.
- Lower fuel bills, especially if you are replacing a conventional electric heating system.
- Can provide you with an income through the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
- Lower your home’s carbon emissions, depending on which fuel you are replacing.