Five benefits of ground source heat pumps

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Ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) are increasing in popularity with everyone from new build property developers to the residential homeowners discovering them. GSHPs generate green energy by drawing heat from the ground.

Generally having a heat pump installed does not require any planning permission, so if it is something you are interested in, it’s worth looking into the details. Here are five key benefits of having a GSHP installed at your property.

1 – Reduce your carbon emissions

Firstly, it should be noted that GSHPs are a form of green energy technology as they draw natural heat from the ground. This means that your property is heated while using less electricity powered with fossil fuels. Reducing your carbon footprint is very beneficial to the environment, so whether you are actively looking for ways to utilise green technology or this is just an incidental part for you, it’s a big benefit not only to you and your property, but to everyone.

2 – Lower your fuel bills

Your GSHP draws heat from the ground and uses it to heat your home – the bottom line here is that you will therefore need less electricity and gas in order to keep your home warm. This means that you will be able to enjoy lower energy bills for your property heating. It is especially valuable if you are replacing conventional electric or oil heating with your GSHP. This can provide you with very significant savings, making the choice to invest in a heat pump much easier.

3 – Earn from your investment

Generating green energy through a GSHP means that you are eligible for payments. This comes through the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme which pays you directly for the heat that you generate. Once again, this is an excellent way to offset your investment, and pay off the initial cost of the pump.

4 – Fuel deliveries not required

Heat is drawn from the ground directly and pumps do not require fuel, so if you currently have a system where you have to arrange regular deliveries this can allow you to eliminate this issue entirely. Having a heat pump installed, then, can really simplify the whole energy process for your property.

5 – They require very little maintenance

Like many forms of renewable energy, GSHPs require very little in the way of maintenance. This means that once it has been setup in your property it can effectively be left to get on with its job, without you having to worry about expensive call-outs to engineers to any regular tasks to keep it working. This ensures that installing a pump doesn’t mean you have to make any major changes to your routine.

If you are interested in learning more about GSHPs, the team at Geo Green Power has years of expertise in all forms of renewable energy technology. Contact our friendly team today and we can provide you with all the information you need.

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