New Build Ground Source

What is ground source heating?

Imagine that your garden is like a big solar panel, storing the sun’s energy. Ground source uses this energy by extracting heat from the ground via a network of underground pipe work. This energy is then transferred through a refrigerant circuit to produce temperatures of up to 65°C which is used to provide you with heating and hot water. As this energy is free, all you pay for is the electricity needed to run the unit, guaranteeing you big savings. This technology has been used in Sweden for over 40 years and is proven to work – even in sub zero temperatures. If it works there, it is certainly suitable for Market Harborough, Leicester, Leicestershire, Northampton and Northamptonshire!

 

Is it right for me?

Ground Soruce Heat Pumps

You will need a reasonable amount of land to site the underground pipe work. There are three different types of system.

1. HORIZONTAL COLLECTORS

This system consists of a series of loops of 40mm pipe work buried to a depth of one metre. The length of the pipe work needed varies depending on the heating needs of your property, but will usually be more than 400m in total length.

2. COMPACT COLLECTORS

These are panels of pipe work joined together to create the length of pipe work necessary. Whilst they take up less room, due to their size the trench needed is bigger at 2m wide and 1.5m deep.

3. BORE HOLE COLLECTORS

These are buried deep in the ground, ideal for smaller gardens. Access will be needed for geological surveys and drilling equipment. Depth can start from 80m down.

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What are the Financial Incentives?

Having a ground source heat pump installed qualifies you for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) which will pay you an annual income index linked for 7 Years from the government as an incentive to take on renewable technology. This is paid on top of your annual savings on fuel bills.

It will not only cover the cost of installation but over the 7 year period you will make an index linked profit over the 7 years. This makes ground source heat pumps not only affordable but profitable.  If you are interested in seeing how much you could earn and save please use this calculator for a rough guide.

Ground Source RHI Payments

For more accurate figures you will need a free quote from us, call 01858 433 333 for a free quote and to find out how much your ground can earn you.

 

When Does Ground Source Heat Pump & Heating Make Most Sense?

The ground source system is ideally suited to new builds and renovations, as the ground work costs can be incorporated with the build. It is also ideal for any house currently using oil or LPG fuels and will ensure massive reductions in heating bills.

What should I do next?

When you contact us, we will ask you some simple questions about your property which will enable us to tell you if your property is suitable for the ground source system.

If it might be suitable, we will arrange a convenient time to visit your property when our Renewable Energy Adviser will explain the installation options and fully size up the work. Your property measurements are then entered into our specialist software to identify the ground source system best suited to you and your home.

Do I need planning permission?

Planning permission should be sought from your local authority. This usually consists of just a quick phone call to make sure it’s OK.

Ground Source UnitWhat are the benefits?

  • Unbeatable FREE 7 year warranty on NIBE air source heat pumps
  • FREE 7 year warranty on all NIBE parts of installation as well
  • The duration of your RHI payments will be protected against repair costs maximising your systems financial potential
  • Savings of £395 to £2,000 on your annual fuel bills*
  • No additional boiler needed
  • Ease of operation
  • Quiet to operate
  • Low maintenance costs
  • 7 year warranty
  • Long 25 year & lifespan
  • Increased property value**
  • Lower your home’s carbon emissions by up to 11.1 tonnes per year***
  • Energy efficiency: for every 1 KwH of electrical energy put in, you get 4 KwH of free energy out****

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Depending on fuel changed from, according to Energy Saving Trust©

** MORI survey

*** According to Energy Savings Trust©

**** Worcester Bosch literature and training course