Ground Source Heat Pumps

Ground Source Heat Pumps

Ground source heat pumps collect energy stored in the earth and use it to heat water in a cylinder for distribution to taps, appliances and radiators. This is one of the most advanced technologies available for home heating and hot water. Because the earth ‘stores’ low temperature heat energy it is an extremely reliable and constant energy source, it creates no harmful emissions and uses a very small amount of electricity.

Geothermal or ground source heat pumps have been around for many years in various forms but many people in the UK are still not aware of them or would consider them a viable option for heating their homes when considering a new heating system. Ground source heat pumps began to grow in popularity in Sweden in the 1970’s and today their popularity is still increasing all over the Western world. It is estimated that around 80,000 ground source heat pumps are installed in homes in the USA each year and around 27,000 in Sweden each year alone.

Installing Ground Source Heat Pumps

The installation of a Ground Source heat pump involves the fitting of loop collectors underground in your garden (if your garden is particularly small the collectors can be placed vertically as well as horizontally), these then take heat from the ground and store it ready to be used to heat your home.

Ground source heat pump systems such as our ‘geoTHERM’ range offer fantastic household energy bill savings. Up to 75 percent of the energy used to heat your home and water can be taken from the ground.