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A ground source heat pump system harnesses natural heat from underground by pumping water through it in pipes. The heat pump then increases the temperature, and the heat is used to provide heating or hot water.

The pump performs the same role as a boiler in a central heating system. But it uses ambient heat from the ground, rather than burning fuel to generate heat. 

Unlike gas and oil boilers, heat pumps deliver heat at lower temperatures over much longer periods

Heat pumps have some impact on the environment as they need electricity to run, but the heat they extract from the ground, the air, or water is constantly being renewed naturally.

You can expect them to operate for 20 years or more.

The benefits of Ground Source Heating Pumps

  • Lower your fuel bills, especially if you replace conventional electric heating
  • Provide you with income through the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
  • Could lower home carbon emissions, depending on which fuel you are replacing
  • Can heat your building as well as your water
  • Minimal maintenance required

Due to the governments fossil fuel commitment – all new builds will not have Gas heating systems.  


 

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