A ground source heat pump uses pipes buried under the ground to extract stored thermal energy. This energy is converted to provide clean, efficient and renewable heating and hot water for the home. Ground source heat pumps offer a reliable, efficient and long-term heating solution, delivering many environmental and financial benefits.
They are suitable for well insulated new homes or homes that have undergone major refurbishment, that have underfloor heating or low temperature radiators. They are the perfect solution for properties in off mains gas areas.
Although electricity is needed to run the pump, four units of heat are produced for each unit of electricity required.
Ground source heat pumps are compatible with other renewable technologies, such as solar thermal.