Ground source heat pumps are amongst the most energy efficient processes for providing warmth and hot water to a building. The initial set-up costs can appear expensive but this initial outlay can be offset by the amount of money saved on energy bills over the following 3-10 years. According to a report written by the Oregon Institute of technology, entitled ‘Geothermal (Ground Source) Heat Pumps, A World Review’, in 2004 over 1 million ground source heat pumps had been installed, even though the technology was in its infancy, with an annual growth rate of installations estimated at 10%.
In order to ascertain if your property is suitable for a ground source heat pump we need some basic information about your home and garden (total floor area on all floors and the area of the largest garden).
In all cases we would recommend that you improve the insulation levels within your property before considering a ground source heat pump.