Ground source heat pump quote

Ground source heat pumps are a great way to help you on your way to making your home more energy efficient.

Want a tailored, no obligation quote? Call Swale Heating on 0800 731 33 44 or complete the contact form on the right-hand side.

Frequently asked questions

Ground source heat pump installations vary in price. There are many factors that can contribute, including the size of the property, EPC rating and the type and size of heat pump you require.

If you’re interested in having a low carbon heating system installed, but are worried about the initial costs, the government currently offer grants to help with the installation costs of certain heat pumps. Read more about the boiler upgrade scheme (BUS) here.

Yes, view our ground source heat pumps information section here.

Heat naturally moves from areas of higher temperature to lower temperature. A ground source heat pump uses this principle by circulating a mixture of antifreeze and water around a loop of pipework buried in your garden. This process absorbs heat from the surrounding ground into the liquid, which is then transferred into the building’s heating and hot water system.

After transferring this heat to the heat pump and heating system, the liquid is circulated again to the pipes in the ground to start the cycle again.

To have a ground source heat pump installed, you will need an area of land outside of your home where the ground is suitable for digging and there is enough room to dig trenches or drill boreholes.

The size of the trenches/ boreholes required will depend on the size of the property and how well insulated it is.

You will also need space inside of your home for an indoor heat pump unit which will be around the size of a fridge (120cm by 60cm by 60cm).

Yes, you will be able to change your current system, but you will need to consider the type of heating system you currently have. Ground source heat pumps work most efficiently with underfloor heating or large radiators, as they operate at lower temperatures. If your home doesn't have these, you may need to adjust your heating system.

Homes with good insulation such as wall-cavity insulation and loft insulation, are more suitable for ground source heat pumps. These systems work best when producing heat at lower temperatures to regular boilers, as minimising heat loss is important in making the system efficient.

For a heat pump installation, you will need an up-to-date EPC for your property. An EPC will help to check whether your home meets the minimum efficiency requirements outlined in the EPC, and whether there are any recommendations for loft or wall cavity insulations.

You can find your EPC or apply for a new one online at

In the UK the government currently have grants to encourage property owners to upgrade their fossil fuel boilers to low carbon heating systems, such as heat pumps. This scheme is called the boiler upgrade scheme (BUS) and will run from 2022 to 2025 and will be available in England and Wales for owners of domestic and small non-domestic properties.

There are terms and conditions that apply to the grant. Here at Swale Heating we can help to support your application to ensure that you know these before we start.

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