Heat pumps are an ideal heating solution for many domestic and commercial buildings and applications, either replacing or working alongside existing heating systems. Properly specified and installed, your heat pump can provide you with clean, low-cost heat and a significant revenue stream.
How do they work
Pipes are buried under ground in order to extract natural heat. This heat can then be used to heat radiators, underfloor heating and the hot water in your property.
A ground source heat pump circulates a mixture of water and antifreeze around a loop of pipe that is buried in your garden. Heat from the ground is absorbed into the fluid and then passes through a heat exchanger within the heat pump. The length of the ground loop depends on the size of your home, soil type and the amount of heat you need. Longer loops can draw more heat from the ground, but need more space to be buried. The pump needs electricity to run, but the idea is that it uses less electrical energy than the heat it produces. Typically 1KW of electric = 3KM of heat generated for use within property.
Is there financial assistance?
Ground source heat pumps attract substantial Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments, and their outstanding efficiencies mean significant fuel savings. For further information please look at our funding page where we provide information about current subsidies and grants which are helping make this technology a financially viable option.
MCS APPROVED - In order to access funding you will need to use a certified, registered heat pump installer such as RW Bell Green Energy