Ground source heat pumps are a sustainable energy source which generate heat by utilising the natural heat in the soil below the ground. They work using pipes below the ground through which fluid is circulated. This fluid extracts the heat from the ground which is then compressed in order to heat water that can be used in domestic heating, either radiators or underfloor heating. Ground source heat pumps are ideally combined with underfloor heating or large radiators as they generate hot water at a slightly lower temperature than regular non-renewable boilers.
Ground source heat pumps call for a reasonably large amount of outside space to lay down the pipework. Typically a domestic system will require 2 trenches approximately 30-40 metres long. There is also a possibility to use a vertical borehole in locations where outdoor space is limited. Ground source heat systems are totally automated and run very quietly. They are also out of sight as almost all of the equipment is underground or inside the building.
Ground source heat pumps use electricity to run, but they are particularly efficient in comparison with other non-renewable heating options. They can also be paired with green electricity generators like solar photovoltaic or wind turbines. 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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