Is a ground source heat pump the right heating system for me?

Is a ground source heat pump the right heating system for me?

Ground source heat pumps are best suited to properties off the mains gas network, or for homes that have large gardens.

They can be more a more efficient option dependant on your home's circumstances.

You should consider various factors that may influence if a ground source heat pump system is right for you.

1. You must have a garden

Your garden doesn't have to be large as a deep vertical system can be used instead of a horizontal system.

Nevertheless, your garden must be large enough for digging machinery to create a trench or borehole.

2. Your home needs to be well insulated

Ground source heat pumps operate at a lower temperature than more traditional heating systems - they channel heat slowly over longer periods of time.

If your home is property insulated, you will be able to retain this heat and enjoy the benefits of a lower cost renewable heating source.

Without insulation, you could find that the system doesn’t produce enough heat to satisfy your thermal comfort.

3. You will only benefit by replacing inefficient heating systems

Ground source heat pumps are most effective when replacing electric heating, LPG or coal based heating systems.

However, if you currently use mains gas or have a modem oil boiler, you may find that the savings don’t add up.

4. You plan to link the heat pumps with an efficient heat distributing system

For the best results, ground source heat pumps are best suited to an underfloor heating system as they only require a lower heat output. However the use of oversized radiators can still provide efficient heating.

Speak to us to see if you could benefit from an air source heat pump

Contact YES Energy Solutions to book a free, no obligation survey and quote.

T: 01422 880100 (Office Hours: 9am - 5pm, Mon - Fri)

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