Heat Pumps


GSR Heating can install a range of renewable energy solutions including heat pumps. Our installation teams are fully trained to install air to water systems and ground source systems. Our surveyors and engineers can assess your home and advise on the right type of heat pump for your home and family. These systems are best suited to well insulated properties. They are best suited to underfloor heating because they work at lower temperatures, unlike a standard boiler which produces high temperatures to heat quickly, however if no underfloor heating exists the use of larger radiators or triple panel radiators can work just as well. Just like a standard heating system the heat pump will heat water in a hot water cylinder, but there is no combination option for these types of heating.

Ground Source Heat pumps


Ground source heat pumps are part of GSR?s range of products and our highly qualified and accredited surveyors are able to give you all the advice you need to help you choose the correct product to meet your needs. Heat pumps come in various sizes so a full survey will be required taking into account the type of existing heating and the insulation of the floor, walls, and ceiling. Measurements of windows and doors must be taken along with the aspect of the property, height above sea level, the height of the rooms and room sizes. This is crucial to sizing the heat pump correctly for your home, to gain maximum efficiency from the heat pump once installed.

Heat pumps work by drawing latent solar heat from the ground, the heat made available is increased the further down you are able to install the system as the further you are able to go down into the earth the more solar heat is available. There are two ways of installing a ground source heat pump:

1. The most efficient way is by using a bore hole. It is usual to have a geological survey first, followed by some test bore holes. The main bore hole is drilled many metres down into the ground. Pipes then take this heat back up to the heat pump which in turn heats the water that runs into your home?s heating and hot water system.

2. Coils can be laid at 1.2 metres or more over a large area of ground (usually 2½ times the total floor area of the property) requiring excavation of the ground. Pipes are then fed back to housing for the heat pump which in turn supplies the heating and hot water in the same way as described above. The earth is then replaced so that the system is invisible making it aesthetically pleasing.

Heat pumps are a highly efficient method of heating, taking a unit of your electricity supply and outputting 4 units of available energy, meaning that a ground source heat pump in a well-insulated home will be 400% efficient, and now there is even better news! The government have released the Domestic RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) which will pay you just for installing a heat pump, see our funding page for details! As heat pumps use electricity you may want to consider Solar PV to further reduce the running cost. You can claim both the RHI and the FIT (Feed In Tariff) see our solar page for more information.

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