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Ground Source Heat Pumps

Our Sun Heats The Ground Continually Every Day, How Do We Harness This ‘Geothermal’ Energy?

Hero Renewables are experts in Heat Pump technology. We have years of experience with Geothermal systems and are proud of our installations and the way they are helping customers all over the UK heat their homes in the most cost-effective and sustainable way possible. We only install MCS accredited products to ensure our customers are able to claim the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments in full.

To Request a quote for your Ground Source Heat Pump System, Contact Us Today.

How Do Ground Source Heat Pumps Work?

A Ground Source Heat Pump is the most efficient way to heat and provide hot water to your property.

 

Heat is collected from the ground using a series of pipes containing water and an antifreeze solution called Glycol. These pipes absorb the heat stored in the ground (which is usually at about 10˚C). There are a number of options for these pipes, they can be laid in trenches about 1.2 Metres down in the ground, laid vertically in a borehole drilled down, typically to 50 Metres, or even laid in water.

The heat collected by these pipes is pumped back to the Ground Source Heat Pump unit and used to boil a refrigerant and turn it into a vapour. This vapour is then compressed which brings it’s temperature up to around 100˚C.

The heat from this vapour is finally passed through a heat exchanger in your hot water cylinder which heats up the water to power your central heating and water supply.

Why Should I Install A Ground Source Heat Pump?

Running Costs

Ground Source Heat Pumps boast the lowest running costs of any heating system available on the market. With the correct amount of insulation, whilst paired with underfloor heating or oversized radiators, a ground source heat pump will provide you with affordable, sustainable comfort, all year around.

Fuel Source kWh Provided Per Unit Of Fuel Efficiency Of System (%) Units Consumed By House (kWh) Price Per Unit Of Fuel (£) Units Consumed Per Annum Cost Per Annum (£) CO2e Emissions Per Annum (kg)
Ground Source Heat Pump With Radiators 1 per kWh 370 6216 0.16 6216 994.56 920
Ground Source Heat Pump With Underfloor Heating 1 per kWh 460 5000 0.16 5000 800 740
Heating Oil (Kerosene) 10 per litre 90 25300 0.43 2530 1087.90 7489
Natural Gas 1 per kWh 90 25300 0.04 25300 1012 5287.7
LPG 6.6 per litre 90 25300 0.36 3833 1379 6122.6
Electricity 1 per kWh 100 23000 0.16 23000 3680 11891

Investment

Not only will Ground Source Heat Pumps save you money on your monthly utility bills, they can yield a unique return on investment unlike any other. For investing in a Ground Source Heat Pump, you will be able to claim Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments that last 7 years in a domestic dwelling, or 20 years for a commercial, public or industrial premises. Set up by the UK Government to subsidise homeowners and businesses who are looking to cut their carbon emissions, the domestic RHI for Ground Source Heat Pumps currently pays 19.55p/kWh and the commercial tariff 8.95p/kWh for Tier 1 (first 1,314 hours) and 2.67p/kWh for the remaining period. As of April 2017, the Domestic RHI payments for Ground Source Heat Pumps will be capped at 30,000 kWh.

Year Electricity
kWh Cost
kWh To
Run Pump
Projected
Running Cost
Projected
Fuel Savings
Projected
RHI
Projected
Annual Income
Projected
Annual Service
Net income Projected
ROI
Projected
Cumulative Income
1 £0.160 6,522 £1,043.48 £340.00 £4,590.00 £4,930.00 £150.00 £4,780.000 19.92% £4,930.00
2 £0.163 6,522 £1,064.35 £346.80 £4,681.80 £5,028.60 £150.00 £4,878.600 40.25% £9,958.60
3 £0.166 6,522 £1,085.63 £353.74 £4,775.44 £5,129.17 £150.00 £4,979.172 61.00% £15,087.77
4 £0.170 6,522 £1,107.35 £360.81 £4,870.94 £5,231.76 £150.00 £5,081.755 82.18% £20,319.53
5 £0.173 6,522 £1,129.49 £368.03 £4,968.36 £5,336.39 £150.00 £5,186.391 103.80% £25,655.92
6 £0.177 6,522 £1,152.08 £375.39 £5,067.73 £5,443.12 £150.00 £5,293.118 125.86% £31,099.04
7 £0.180 6,522 £1,175.13 £382.90 £5,169.09 £5,551.98 £150.00 £5,401.981 148.37% £36,651.02

Environment

Because the only emissions created by a Ground Source Heat Pump are the electric required to power the compressor, you can save a whole lot of carbon when compared to burning natural gas or oil.

With the devastating effects of climate change becoming more and more obvious, everybody should be doing their bit for the environment. By installing a GSHP system, you will be safe in the knowledge you are contributing to a cleaner, brighter future, for everyone.

Reliability

We all depend on our heating. Have you ever been without heating or hot water on a cold winter night as your boiler has broken down? Ground Source Heat Pumps are well known to be “Fit and Forget” technology, once they are installed, they require little to no maintenance. We design our systems to have a minimum life-span of 20 years, requiring no fuel deliveries so you can never run out, you can rest safe in the knowledge your home will always be warm and comfortable.

To Request a quote for your Ground Source Heat Pump System, Contact Us Today.