Ground Source Heat Pumps
Ground source heat pumps
Ground source heat pumps are ideal for homes which are far from the mains grid as there is minimal maintenance, and no fuel deliveries required. They also make an excellent choice for properties which are looking to lower their home carbon emissions, They are a highly economical and efficient renewable energy solution, even more so than air source heat pumps, but can be more challenging to install.
- Significantly reduce heat loss
- Highly economical and efficient
- renewable energy
Ground source heat pumps
More expensive and more labour intensive to install than air source heat pumps
Lower running costs overall (annually)
Need to dig up large outdoor area (e.g. garden) to lay pipework or bore hole to depth of up to 120m down!
More efficient in lower temperatures
No need for planning permission, although land surveys are most probably needed.
Green Energy Homes heat pumps start from £5,000 for a standard installation (including the government grant). For larger, more complex homes, they may cost more.
Gas boilers have done us well, but the next generation of heating is here.
Heat from the air, producing green energy power. 4x more efficient. 73% less carbon emission compared to gas or oil
Less energy: Heat pumps use 4 to 5x less energy than the most efficient boilers to generate the same amount of usaable heat.
Less carbon: That efficiency means you’ll instantly slash your heat carbon footprint by 73%. Plus, they run on electricity, which gets greener every year, plus if you have a solar PV installation the cost saving can be huge!
Less maintenance: A heat pump can last 25 years – over twice as long as a boiler.
How to get a heat pump, the 5 steps:
1) Get a free estimate from a qualified engineer
2) Full heat loss survey carried out by qualified heat assessor and BUS grant applied for
3) Book in for heat pump installation to start, carried out by fully A level trained installers
4) Full commissioning, testing, handover and BUS grant claimed
5) Completion of works
Boiler Installations as well as Air Source and Ground Source Heat Pumps are our primary tasks at Green Energy Homes.
Heatpumps are becoming more cost effective and cheaper to run.
We pride ourselves on the high standards of workmanship we achieve and we give honest, trustworthy advice to all our customers.
Our estimates & quotations are FREE of charge.
We never push for a sale we just provide you with an honest estimate and leave the decision down to you to make, in your own time!
All our installations are guaranteed for 12 months.
Ready to go greener with a Heat Pump?
Heat pumps are the low-carbon future of home heating. And we have been installing them in customers homes across London, Hertforshire, Essex & Kent.
Greener, cleaner heat – Air source heat pumps use a smaller amount of electricity, so they’re a low-carbon form of heating.
A heat pump generates about 3.5kWh of heat for every 1kWh of electricity used. That’s 350% efficiency.
Air source heat pumps should last for at least 20 years – longer than the average lifespan of a standard gas boiler.
Get up to £5000 for an air souce heat pump or £6,000 grant from the government for a ground source heat pump.
Air source heat pumps can be a sustainable and economical way of heating up your home – but they’re not right for everyone and every building type.
Request a FREE quote and our Green Energy Homes team will give you a call to check your home’s suitability.
We’ll visit you at home for a site survey where we’ll talk you through the options and give you a quote.
When you’re happy with the quote, your heat pump system will be installed by our expert engineers.
Heat pumps work effectively even when the outside temperatures are -15°C, although they are a bit more energy efficient at warmer temperatures.
Air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps. As the names suggest, ground source heat pumps get heat from the ground, whilst air source heat pumps get it from the outside air.
The pumps extract thermal energy (heat) from the ground near your property and convert this into heating and hot water for your home. Ground source heat pumps are designed to work in cold temperatures and are incredibly efficient. They do require electricity to operate, but 75% of the energy required is generated from the thermal energy stored in the ground, with only 25% being required from electricity. This means that 75% of the energy you use will be from a renewable source, which will reduce your emissions and CO2 impact.
These pumps are suitable for homes that have suitable land to install ground arrays or a borehole system.
A ground array consist of a series of pipes that are installed underground. It is important that the land can be accessed by digging machinery and is suitable for trenches to be dug. The pipes then absorb thermal energy from the ground, which is used by the heat pump to generate heating and hot water. Ground arrays do require more room than borehole systems so are better suited for properties with ample land. Although the installation does require digging trenches, the finished installation will not be noticeable, and any turf can be replaced or reseeded once completed.
Borehole systems are better suited for properties that have limited land space and don’t qualify for ground arrays. It is important that the land can be accessed by digging and drilling machinery in order for a borehole system to be installed. Boreholes are created by digging a hole into the ground in order to reach thermal energy much deeper in the earth. The greater the depth of the hole, the hotter the temperatures and more thermal energy can be absorbed. The depth of the hole will all depend on your property as the hole will be sized to accommodate the heating and hot water demands the system will need to cater for. Boreholes usually take less time to drill when compared to ground arrays and have less aesthetic impact on the surrounding environment when the work is underway. Like ground arrays though, boreholes cannot be seen when the installation is complete.
These are air source or ground source heat pumps, but with a backup gas, oil or LPG boiler that kicks in when extra heat is needed during colder weather!
No grants are available for this type of installation.
More expensive the air source heat pumps alone Youll still have a fossil fuel being burnt so your still not fossil free!