Save up to 50% on heating bills with Ground Source Heat Pumps
Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP) are a highly effective and environmentally-friendly investment that can help you save up to 50% on heating bills when compared to a conventional heating systems. The two main types of ground source heat pumps are closed and open loop systems. Wright Renewable Heating in Worksop, Nottinghamshire are experts in both systems, with fully qualified and experienced heating engineers to aid you in making your home more efficient.
Did you know…
Since the Earth absorbs energy released from the sun, underground temperatures remain constant year-round.
In the UK, the temperature of the Earth a few metres below our feet is constant at around 8-11°C. The purpose of ground source heat pumps is to absorb heat from one place and transport and release it to another location, in this case, your home.
The Open Loop System: Extracts groundwater which then passes through a heat pump where heat is extracted. The Closed Loop System draws the heat from the ground itself and uses a continuous loop of piping connected to the indoor heat pump.
What’s the Benefits
GSHP systems save energy by using the constant temperature of the ground to increase the seasonal efficiency of home heating and one of the most energy-efficient water heating systems.
It will heat your home as well as your hot water and underfloor heating.
It could lower your fuel bills and lower home carbon emissions.
Low maintenance and low running costs.
It could provide you with an income through the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a financial support programme from the UK government which promotes the use of renewable energy to heat your home. That qualifies you to get paid by RHI. The long-term goal of the RHI scheme is to reduce the greenhouse emission, and, further, to take climate change seriously.
With incentives available from the UK government, saving money on heat pumps has never been easier.
Currently, the Renewable Heating Incentive pays 21.17 p/kWh of energy generated by ground source heat pumps. Payments are made on a quarterly basis over seven years.
Let’s see how Ground Source Heat Pumps work
A Ground Source Heat Pump can produce 3 to 4 kilowatts (kW) of heat for every 1 kW of electricity it consumes. They generally achieve higher efficiency than any other heating system and can significantly reduce a property’s heating costs by around two-thirds compared to conventional electric heating.
A mixture of water and antifreeze is pumped into the ground via the heat pump, and the antifreeze mixture is continuously warmed up by the constant temperature of the ground.
The liquid is fed into a heat exchanger and energy absorbed from the ground is transferred to a refrigerant, which boils at a low temperature until it turns into a gas.
The gas is fed into a compressor and the compressing process makes the temperature of the gas rise.
This is then fed to a condenser, where it is distributed to the wet central heating system of the house, such as radiators, showers, taps, and underfloor heating. It then reverts ready to start the cycle again.
Use heat from the ground for Radiators, Hot Water & Underfloor Heating
A ground source heat pump extracts heat from the ground to heat up your home. It can be used for both space heating (such as radiators or underfloor heating), as well as domestic water heating.
- Save £790 to £1425/year on your heating bill price when replacing an electric system.
- Indoor components last approximately 25 years.
- Ground loops last 50-100 years.
- Equal distribution of heat.
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The International Energy Agency, in their latest special report, stresses that no new gas boilers should be sold after 2025 if Net Zero targets need to be achieved by 2050. Heat pumps are expected to be a better, low-carbon alternative to heating homes in the foreseeable future. If you’re ready to become more energy efficient, reduce your carbon footprint and SAVE MONEY, contact Wright Renewable Heating today.