What Is A Ground Source Heat Pump?

What Is A Ground Source Heat Pump

Ground source heat pumps are a way to extract heat from the ground and convert it into heating and hot water. A Ground source heat pump works even in cold temperatures, and they are incredibly efficient. They require some electricity to operate, but three-quarters of the energy they need is generated directly from the thermal energy in the ground.

What Is A Ground Source Heat Pump?  

A ground source heat pump can be installed in homes with suitable land to install ground arrays or a borehole.

What is a ground array?

A ground array is a series of pipes installed underground. The land must be accessible to digging machinery to make trenches. The pipes absorb thermal energy, which is used by a heat pump to make heat and hot water. Ground arrays require more room than borehole systems, so they are better suited for properties with a lot of land. The finished installation is not noticeable.

What is a borehole system?

A borehole system is better suited for a property with limited space. The land must still be accessed by drilling machinery. A borehole is created by digging a hole to reach thermal energy deep in the earth — the deeper the hole, the hotter the temperature that can be accessed.

Why use thermal energy from the ground?

  • Perfect for properties that have a lot of land
  • Provides heating and hot water for your home
  • Suitable for a range of properties
  • Heat pumps can be housed indoors or in outbuildings
  • Works in cold temperatures
  • Quiet during operation
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Compatible with radiators and underfloor heating
  • No need for fuel deliveries or fuel storage

L&W Heating and Plumbing

If you have got any questions about plumbing or heating, or need a competitive quote for a job, then call LW Heating and Plumbing today. All of our ground source heat pump engineers are Gas Safe Registered and fully qualified to make plumbing repairs or install new or replacement boilers to the highest of standards. Call our specialist today on:-

Newton Le Willows Central Heating Engineers 01925 394260
Wigan Central Heating Engineers 01942 417220
Warrington Central Heating Engineers 01925 394260
St Helens Central Heating Engineers 01744 776140


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