A Ground Source Heater performs the same role as a boiler in a traditional central heating system, but instead, it uses natural heat from the ground rather than burning fuel to generate the heat.
It is established through a network of pipes filled with fluid to absorb heat from the ground.
Typically, a liquid is pumped through the pipes and absorbs the warmth of the ground, a compressor then raises the temperature of the liquid and a heat exchanger transfers the warmth to a separate body of water that circulates around the central heating system. Afterwards, the newly chilled water is pumped back into the pipework and the cycle starts again.
How Much is a Ground Source Heat Pump?
Installing the system will be the most costly part of the process, although prices vary with the size of the system and any additional work that may be carried out. Costs do vary considerably so it’s best to get in touch before estimating.
After the initial start-up costs, Ground Source Heating is relatively cheap to run, with little service and maintenance needed and noticeably reduced fuel bills. The whole system is powered by electricity, therefore, the running costs of the system will also vary with that – choosing a renewable electricity source will continue to decrease running costs.
Are Ground Source Heat Pumps Any Good?
Overall, Ground Source Heating is a great method of reducing your heating costs while also helping the environment.
Although there is an upfront cost, the use of renewable electricity generation to power your Ground Source Heat Pump will drastically decrease running costs while improving environmental impacts.