A Heat Pump is a unit that will be located outside of the property. Like the fridge in your kitchen, a heat pump will move heat around: a Ground Source Heat Pump uses the ground to very efficiently draw heat into your property. The Heat pump does use electricity to power the unit but will use less electricity to power the Heat Pump than the heat it will provide for your property. On average every unit of electricity the Heat pump uses for power it will generate 3-4 units of heat.
The need for energy to warm our houses or water keeps increasing every day, and this places a significant demand on the supply of electricity and increases the need for the fossil fuels. To reduce the consumption of fossil fuels and cut down on the use of electricity for heating homes and water, different types of heat pumps were designed as an alternative energy source to get the needed heat.
Benefits of Heat Pumps: Ground Source Heat Pumps
Cost Saving, Heat pumps have helped to reduce energy bills by 40% due to the reduction in the electricity used for heating the home and water.
Reduction in Carbon Footprint, There has been a significant reduction in the volume of Fossil fuels consumed to heat homes.
Up to to 400% Efficiency, Ground source heat pumps can be up to 400% efficient, in that, they generate 4kWh of energy for every 1kWh used.
Environmentally Friendly, Ground source heat pumps produce renewable energy that is eco-friendly and harmless to the human health and the atmosphere,.
Best Heating Solution, They can provide space heating and hot water with the fraction of the price.
What is the RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive)?
The RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) is the scheme put in place to financially reward customers who are benefiting from renewable energy sources to heat their properties. There is a separate RHI for domestic and non domestic customers. The domestic RHI is a seven year scheme where you will receive payments every quarter.
Ground source heat pumps convert the heat from the ground into energy for heating the home and water. The temperature of the soil at just over a metre below the surface is the heat source that these heat pumps use, or this can be heat collected from bore holes that are drilled to the correct depth to suit the systems design for your property.
Ground source heat pumps circulate water and an environmentally suitable antifreeze through a ground loop that is buried or a bespoke borehole. The heat in the ground is extracted through the fluid and pumped via a heat exchanger in the heat pump. The absorbed heat goes into the heat pump compressor where it becomes concentrated into a higher temperature hot enough to heat the water for heating the home and hot water circuits of the house.
Providing it is designed and installed correctly, a ground or air source heat pump can be an effective eco heating system that’s both cheap to run and that’s good for the environment. Modern heat pumps can last as long as 25 years, and if they’re MCS-approved, you will be eligible for receiving payment from Ofgem via the Renewable Heat Incentive. This could see a large proportion of the initial cost returned to you over a period of 7 years.
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