What is a Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP)?
Ground Source Heat Pumps are a great source of hot water where there may not be a gas supply or where expensive immersion heater or electric boilers are the main source of hot water.
Unlike conventional water heaters that create heat from power, heat pumps transfer heat to deliver hot water 3 or 4 times more efficiently. Ground source heat pumps uses heat from under the ground, or from a water source, which is then increased via heat transfer fluid through the compressor to provide hot water. To install this technology engineers need to be FGAS qualified to handle the refrigerant units and MCS accredited to provide warranty backed certification for signed off schemes.
Why install Ground Source Heat Pumps?
Reduce your energy bills
You will save money on your utility bills as you utilise the free renewable heating produced by your ground source heat pump. These cost savings will considerable increase if you completely replace conventional electric heating systems.
Get paid for having a renewable heating system
The UK government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a scheme to reward you for using renewable heating systems throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
Can heat your home as well as your water
No need to spend additional money on separate systems, ground source heat pumps are and all in one heating and hot water solution for your home. Not many renewable technologies do both, heat your hot water and your property.
Reduce your carbon footprint and help save the environment
Ground source heat pumps are a renewable heating and hot water solution, meaning it doesn’t produce any harmful pollution. This technology is a way that each property can help towards protecting the environment and tackling climate change by utilising natural sustainable resources.
Why should GSHP’s be maintained?
It is essential to maintain all heat pump units annually to maintain warranties, to protect the system from breakdown, to check refrigerant levels and to ensure the pump is working correctly.
A serviced and correctly installed heat pump system can save tenants thousands of pounds off their gas/electric bills over the lifespan of the system. The system helps to combat fuel poverty and will provide most of the hot water all year round.