Ground source heat pumps

Are you looking to make your heating system more environmentally friendly?

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

Ground source heat pump

There are three types of heat pumps on the market: air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps and water source heat pumps. They work in different ways and are compatible with different types of heating systems. 

What is a ground source heat pump?

A ground source heat pump is a sustainable heating solution that harnesses the natural warmth stored in the ground or water through underground piping. The system compresses this low-temperature solar energy into higher temperatures, effectively providing a building with all its heating and hot water needs throughout the year.

Kensa Ground Source Heat Pump

What are the benefits of a ground source heat pump?

  • A practical and safe alternative to fossil fuels
  • Free heat from the ground
  • Installed inside your property
  • Smart heating
  • Compatible with other renewable heating technologies

How does a heat pump work?

Heat naturally moves from areas of higher temperature to lower temperature. A ground source heat pump leverages this principle by circulating a chilled fluid through a network of underground pipes in the ground or water. This process absorbs ambient energy from various external sources like rocks, soil, lakes and streams.

The heat pump subsequently compresses and consolidates this acquired energy to elevate its temperature, transferring it to the building's heating and hot water infrastructure.

After relinquishing the absorbed energy to the heat pump, the fluid resumes its journey back to the submerged piping to initiate the cycle anew.

How much does a ground source heat pump cost?

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 want to embark on a renewable heating journey but are worried about the initial cost, you could look into a grant. The government offer a domestic renewable heat incentive, which is a grant to support renewable options, including biomass boilers, solar water heating and certain heat pumps. You can find out about the domestic renewable heat incentive here. Please note, that this grant is in no way associated or in partnership with Swale Heating.

Our expert engineers will carry out the work to the highest standard.

All of our renewable engineers are MCS Certified. MCS is an industry-led quality assurance scheme, which demonstrates the quality and reliability of approved products and installation companies. With years of experience in installing heat pumps we can deliver the best ground source heat pump system for your home.

If you would like to know more about ground source heat pumps and get a personalised quote, then please call Swale Heating on free phone on 0800 731 33 44 or complete the contact form on the right-hand side.

We understand there is a lot to take on board when considering a renewable heating option for your home. Our expert team are always on hand to help but if you would currently like to stick to your gas boiler then you can get in contact with us here.

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