Ground source heat pumps are a green power source which produce heat by utilising the natural heat in the earth underneath the surface. They operate using piping under the ground through which fluid is circulated. This fluid extracts heat from the ground which is then compressed to heat water that can be used in domestic heating, either radiators or underfloor heating. Ground source heat pumps are preferably partnered with underfloor heating or large radiators as they produce hot water at a marginally lower temperature than regular non-renewable boilers.
Ground source heat pumps need a relatively large amount of outdoor space to install the pipework. Generally a domestic system will need to have 2 trenches about 30-40 metres long. Addititionally there is an option to set up a vertical borehole in locations where outdoor space is constrained. Ground source heat systems are fully automatic and run very quietly. They are also out of sight as the majority of the equipment is underground or inside the building.
Ground source heat pumps use electricity to perform, but they are really efficient when compared with other non-renewable heating options. They can even be coupled with alternative electricity generators like solar PV or wind generators. Ground source heat pumps also take advantage of the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive, which means the systems can pay for themselves over time as you are paid for the heat that you produce.
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County Down is found towards to southeast of Northern Ireland and has a populace of 49,840, which is the 4th largest for any region in the country. It’s home to the east and south area of the capital city of Belfast, plus the city of Newry, with Bangor its biggest town. As a modern city there are a number of new properties from the last couple of decades. Despite this, often there is the requirement for house maintenance and whether or not you reside in a modern or traditional property, make sure to use respected tradespeople for your household enhancements.