Renewable heating energy for your home
No matter how cold it gets outside, the ground stays at a relatively constant temperature all year round – at least, it does below the surface. This heat can be used to heat your home through the installation of a ground source heat pump.
Pipes are buried in your garden, and fluid is circulated around them. The fluid absorbs heat from the ground, which passes into an exchanger that raises the temperature to the point that it can provide heating and hot water for your home.
The fluid in the loop then cools, returns to the ground, and absorbs more energy in a continual process. While the pump will require electricity to operate, the heat from the ground is a naturally renewable energy source, and will provide more energy than it uses – as much as four kilowatts for every one kilowatt used!
What are the benefits of ground source heat pumps?
Ground source heat pumps can lower your fuel bills by replacing conventional heating through coal, electric or oil, reduces your carbon footprint, and can actually earn you money through the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
The RHI sees you receive a quarterly payment from the government for seven years in exchange for reducing your carbon footprint – over the entire period, the amount you receive can far exceed the amount paid for the installation and maintenance.
Things to consider before installing ground source heat pumps
It’s important to make sure a ground source heat pump is the right choice for your property. First of all, you will need adequate space in your garden to install a loop, and you may need planning permission depending on where you live.
It’s also important to consider your home’s energy usage. Ground source heat pumps produce heat at a lower temperature than a typical boiler, so work best in well-insulated homes that use underfloor or warm air heating – radiators may not work as well as they require higher water temperatures.
Why choose WYGS?
At WYGS, we have a team of highly qualified QFS engineers that can discuss your options, survey your property for suitability, and look into how much you would receive through RHI.
We have a combined 70 years of experience in the plumbing and heating industry, and can’t be beat on workmanship or price – we’ll beat any genuine like-for-like quote. We also offer 0% interest-free payments on ground source heat pumps.
If you have any questions or concerns, we’re here to help – contact us today and we’ll be happy to offer our expert advice.
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