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 Are you looking for the best ground source heat pump costs? you’ve come to the right place. 

We are a Ground Source Heat Pump company who specialise in providing the best and cheapest costs throughout the UK.

With installers based throughout the UK we can offer competitive prices and in August 2022 are able to get costs to you very quickly.

We have been around for over 20 years and have built a large and reliable client base in that time. 

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Why Choose Us? 

If you are interested in a ground source heat pump to augment or replace your existing heating system, then we can act as a heat pump installer. Whether you are worried about installation costs or the difficulty of connecting it to your central heating system, we can provide a stress-free installation process for any client.

Being in business for over 20 years has made us more than qualified to give our clients the best price possible whilst still providing the best service possible.

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Benefits Of A Ground Source Heat Pump

There are many benefits to having a ground source heat pump some of these include: 

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Ground Source Heat Pump Cost

To install a ground source heat pump for a 240-meters-squared residence, a typical system costs anywhere between £15,000 and £25,000 overall.

A ground source heat pump is an excellent heating solution that can be mostly self-sufficient, lowering your heating bills and offering hot water in August 2022. However, they are complex enough to need expert help when installing them – expert help that our well-trained and experienced staff can provide.

The overall cost will depend on varying factors such as:

How Is The Total Price Determined?

Prices for ground source heat pumps vary for multiple reasons: energy efficiency, the amount of ground loop length needed, the complexity of the heat distribution system, and how deep it is being installed. All of this (and more) can change the cost.

Our heating pump installation experts can design a heat pump system based upon the home’s heat energy consumption, loss of energy efficiency, the ground temperatures and the soil type of the surrounding area, common risks and your personal hot water requirements. 

A well-insulated house would generally have less water and a lighter energy supply than a normal residence, with a reduced cost to match. If your home is insulated, then you may have to pay a lot less overall to get a decent heating system installed.

The condition of existing radiators, pipes or underfloor heating systems can impact the overall installation costs. If the devices are sub-optimal or in need of maintenance, they may have to be replaced entirely with new equipment – equipment that quickly adds to the existing price tag.

Other Costs to Consider

Working with renewable heating systems like this requires maximum efficiency, which can sometimes mean that there is a higher installation cost involved. Ground source heat pump cost ranges can change based on even the smallest of details, including things that are out of your control.

Maintenance costs are important. Ground source heat pumps require minimal maintenance, but a ground loop will still need to be inspected eventually, especially in less reliable patches of ground. The depth at that you bury the heat collector pipes can also increase the cost due to the added complexity.

On top of that, certain areas will simply be harder to install a pipe at. Make sure you know the kind of surfaces you have around your home – it can be hard to install ground source heat pumps in a dirt garden formed over tough rock, for example.

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Load-Shifting Ground Source Heat Pumps

A ground source heat pump is also able to benefit from load-shifting techniques. They can run very well at off-peak times, and the amount of heat offered is based on the heat produced by the ground – drastically lowering your energy bills overall.

Because of this, they can be a very energy-efficient and convenient option for most homes, regardless of scale or how much of your heat comes from this ground source heat pump system. Not only can they be operated easily during off-peak hours, saving electricity costs, but they are quiet and can run at any time – even overnight.

Storing Heat

Ground source heat pump owners can create a heating schedule based on expected electric tariffs and times when the ground reaches its hottest moments. With advancements in new technologies such as thermal heat-storing batteries, your heat can be conserved until you need it most.

For example, you could rely on your normal heat sources during off-hours, taking advantage of the lower price. Once you hit the higher prices for the day, you could switch to your ground source heat pump thermal energy store, this is similar to saving up solar energy in a battery for later use.

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How Do Ground Source Heat Pumps Work?

Ground Source heat pumps operate by pumping lower-temperature water under your garden, absorbing heat from the ground and drawing it back into your central heating system or water supply. This works because the ground is warmer than the air at all times of the year, both summer and winter.

Differences in air temperature and ground temperature are critical elements needed for a ground source heat pump to operate. The ground heat exchanger has to ‘suck in’ the heat from the surrounding ground as a renewable heat option, so a bigger heat difference means more heat generated.

These systems are the exact opposite of an air source heat pump, which draws in warm air and uses it to heat water. Horizontal ground loops can often gather more heat, especially during colder months, but also need to be installed underground. If you want to know more about the exact specifications, get in touch and let us know what you need.

How Big Is A Ground Source Heat Pump?

A ground source heat pump can be a tricky heating system to install since the amount of land required can vary for each individual heat pump system. A general rule of thumb for a ground source heat pump network is to have at least one layer with the same length and width as the house itself, even if that means installing the heat pump underneath the house.

Horizontal grounds source heat pump designs require a lot of land but are easier to install, especially if you stick to a single layer of renewable heat collectors. This means that you need a lot of room to have sufficient space, but it also makes emergency maintenance much easier overall.

Vertical layers are a lot more complex, especially if they are installed lower down, but they can sometimes be the better option for homes with limited space. Homes with a basement can benefit from this the most since it is easier to access the ground itself.

Is A Ground Source Heat Pump Worth It?

Many people find the high initial costs for ground source heat pumps unattractive. Others consider the low running expenses, renewability and long-term sustainability very attractive. However, it is also important to consider how effective they are in each individual case.

For some people, a gas or oil boiler will simply be more convenient. However, once installed, a ground source heat pump generally does not require any additional costs unless something goes wrong, which can make it much less expensive in the long term compared to an old heating system.

On the other hand, a lot of ground source heat pumps are not sufficient on their own. Most homes still need to keep the old heating system as a backup, especially if they do not have thermal batteries to store heat. A ground source heat pump is a great addition to a heating system, but not every home can benefit from them in the same way.

Space Requirements

The more ground space a property has, the more room they have for heat pumps. This can be beneficial if you want multiple different ground source heat pumps or one larger ground array that covers a wider area. This would be similar to having multiple solar/thermal sources on one house.

A large part of our ground source heat pump installation work is looking at clients’ homes and figuring out what works for them. If you are concerned about your space limits, get in touch and let us know what kind of area you are working with. We can help plan out a good heat pump design and layout.

Ground Type

Not all ground is equal, and some areas might be harder to dig out than others. This is especially true if you have other buildings around your home that you can’t put the ground source heat pump underneath. Other types of surfaces can simply be hard to dig through, increasing the overall installation cost and time.

If you are working with an awkward space, our experts can help you plan out the perfect way to get a ground source heat pump while avoiding problem areas. Feel free to ask us for more details about the kind of risks or issues that we could run into when creating a heat pump system.

Where Can I Buy A Ground Source Heat Pump?

Ground source heat pump installations vary considerably in complexity depending on the location and type of pump. The exact model you need can change for many reasons, but where can you find even the most basic models?

Working with our experts, you can choose from a broad selection of heat pump brands: from home brands that see common use like Samsung and Vaillant to Nordic specialists and unique options such as Nibe. Kensa heat pumps are another example, but Kensa heat pumps have their own installation system that is not quite the same as many others.

The GSHPA (Ground Source Heat Pump Association) is a trade body addressing the industry and establishing standards, influencing the kind of pumps that you can get. We make sure that we always install top-quality pump systems suitable for each individual client’s needs.

Is My Property Suitable for Ground Source Heat Pumps?

Like all heating options, heat pumps work best in smaller areas. They operate more efficiently when the temperature difference between the collectors (pipes) and emitters (heating system in the cold room) is greater, but there can be a lot of factors that influence it.

Heat pumps produce heat at a lower temperature than a  conventional central air exchange system, but that is not always a bad thing. Floor or fan heating works well with these pumps since they can cover a large area without taking up a lot of space.

A domestic pump with no third-party tweaks or additions is about as big as a large fridge. You may like them mounted in an outside building, basement or small storage cupboard: anywhere that does not put them in the way of your day-to-day life. 

The efficiency of a heat pump is calculated in a ratio known as the ‘coefficient of performance’ (CoP), also known as the ‘seasonal coefficient of performance’, when different seasonal temperatures are kept in mind. We can help you use this as a way to measure and judge your own home’s suitability for different systems.

What Are The Excavation Options for Ground Source Heat Pumps?

A freshly installed ground source heat pump is expensive due to the extensive excavation work required. The larger the system, the more you need to excavate – although the UK government grants mentioned earlier can soften the blow to your wallet.

When mounting heat pumps, loops are the main focus – the loops of pipe that gather and transport heat. Deep trenches will be required for horizontal areas, and vertical boreholes or tunnels will have to be drilled wherever the heating pipes are raised up and down (such as between layers or up to the floor of your home).

The Heat pump loops are generally buried in an uneven horizontal trench which can be anywhere from 50-150 metres deep, raised up and down with the boreholes. Some designs instead rely on long boreholes and very little horizontal movement, like coils spinning up and down.

Are Ground Source Heat Pumps Renewable?

A ground source heat pump uses natural heat from the ground to heat water. Since there is no fuel burned to acquire this heat, the only requirement is that the antifreeze-filled water stays flowing, something that can already be done quite easily.

Groups like the Energy Saving Trust have looked into how efficient these systems can be. While the Energy Saving Trust has identified situations that can make regular fuel systems more effective, a lot of conventional homes can benefit from this kind of renewable system.

These heat pumps are renewable in almost all senses, functioning even if they technically are not being powered by anything. As long as the ground retains heat – which it naturally will, even in extreme cold – the warmth can be used to heat up the pipes.

FAQ’s

What Are The Disadvantages Of Ground Source Heat Pumps?

While these pumps are cheap and effective, they rely on good installation work to function well. If placed incorrectly, they can lose heat, cool down too fast, or even start to leak in certain areas.

They also have the same basic disadvantages as other heating options: homes with poor insulation and thin walls can lose a lot of heat, they need to be used sensibly, and they become more important on cooler days. Thankfully, they cost nothing to run, so they can augment existing heating options if needed.

Are Ground Source Heat Pumps Worth The Money?

These pumps are definitely worth the money if you want something more sustainable and efficient, especially if you only have an expensive and inefficient heating system that is costing you a lot to run. The high initial cost can be lessened with government grants and schemes.

Can I Install A Ground Source Heat Pump Myself?

While you technically could install this kind of pump yourself, it is not recommended. Proper installation requires major excavation, an understanding of the land being dug up, a good plan, the right materials, and the ability to understand heating systems as they are being installed.

If you want an easy installation process, talk to us instead. We have worked with countless clients to fill their exact heating needs, no matter how simple or complex they might have seemed.

Summary 

If you are interested in a heat pump of your own, get in touch with our friendly, helpful staff to talk about what kind of renewable heat source might work for you. A renewable energy heat pump and heat exchanger combo can be a very effective tool for any home, and we are able to install them exactly how each client requests.

We can offer quotes that will help you understand the general cost of the installation, as well as the potential hazards that might stand in your way if you have not looked at your own land yet. We can also provide an in-depth overview of what is involved in the installation process, regardless of scale.

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