Ground source heat pump FAQs

Ground source heat pump FAQs

A ground source heat pump collects heat from underground and converts it into energy which can be used to power a variety of home heating systems. They are ideally suited for people with large gardens or for householders with no direct access to the mains gas network.

A borehole is drilled into your garden, and a metal structure in the shape of a large spring is positioned within the ground. The heat is then collected and channelled back into the property.

Is my property suitable for a ground source heat pump?

This depends on the current fuel you use to heat your home and the amount of space you have available for the installation. Properties with a larger amount of outside space are the best suited for a ground source heat pump installation.

How much does a ground source heat pump cost?

Installing a system costs between £10,000 and £18,000 depending on the size of the system required.

What could I save with a ground source heat pump?

If you are replacing an inefficient heating system, you are likely to see savings on your energy bills.

Homes that are well insulated will see greater fuel bill savings.

A full assessment of your property and your home's energy needs should be carried out by a surveyor so you can be confident that you have made the right decision.

How long will an install take?

Timescales can vary depending on the size of your ground source heat pump and property.

Typical after a survey, most installations are completed within 2 – 3 working days.

Our qualified installers will advise you on a realistic timescale before any work is carried out.

Is a ground source heat pump difficult to maintain?

No, it’s simple, there is no need for safety checks and routine maintenance requirements are minimal.

A ground source heat pump can last over 20 years and the ground heat exchanger should have a life of over 50 years.

Learn more from YES Energy Solutions

For more information about ground source heat pumps and other renewable energy technologies, contact YES Energy Solutions.

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