GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMPS
If you have suitable conditions, ground source and air source heat pumps can provide heating and cooling at a fraction of the cost of standard boilers.
Ground source heat pumps extract the heat from the ground and convert it into energy which can be used to heat your property.
Air source pumps capture heat from the air. Both pumps are generally regarded as very efficient methods of heating a property.
The pumps use a series of pipes that are buried in the garden to extract heat from the ground. These attach to the pump that can be located in or close to your property. Modern day pumps are very quiet and efficient and can hardly be heard as they operate.
The heat generated from the pipes that are in the ground can then be used to heat radiators, underfloor heating, warn air heating systems and hot water in your home.
In short, a ground source heat pump can provide all of your homes heating and hot water all year around, as they can still generate heat in temperatures as low as -20C.