If you have suitable conditions, Ground Source Heat Pumps and Air Source Heat Pumps can provide heating and cooling at a fraction of the cost of standard boilers.

Renewable energy sources are being increasingly popular, and heat pumps have become highly effective alternatives to your traditional household boiler powered by gas.

Heat pumps can significantly reduce your utility/energy bills and better still, some heat pump systems are eligible for a Green Homes Grant or Renewable Heat Incentives (RHI).

What is a heat pump?

In simple terms, a heat pump is a device that transfer heat from a natural source – the soil in your garden or the air – to another location such as the heating and/or hot water system of a house.

Heat pumps do use a minimal amount of electricity, but they usually achieve between an outstanding 200-600% efficiency rate as the quantity of heat produced is so much higher than the energy consumed.

Heat pumps use natural resources and will save you a significant amount on your energy bills, while you are also doing your bit for the environment and reducing your carbon footprint.

When you are considering the purchase and installation of a heat pump, there are several factors you need to think about and of course, our heat pump system experts here at Severn Valley Renewables are on hand to guide you through the selection process. On site visits are available free of charge.

The location of your home should be taken into account and whether you are seeking to provide hot water or heating (or both). We are on hand to guide you on the best heat pump product (supplier) and whether a ground source or air source heat pump is best suited to your requirements.

With the rising popularity of renewable energy sources, heat pumps have become effective alternatives to fossil fuels and they can significantly reduce your utility bills, or better yet, make you earn money through RHI for heat pumps.

A heat pump, in simple terms, is a device that transfers heat from a source (such as the heat of the soil in the garden) to another location (like the hot water system of a house). To do this, heat pumps, as opposed to boilers, use a small amount of electricity but they often achieve a 200 - 600% efficiency rate, as the amount of heat produced is markedly higher than the energy consumed.

When considering the purchase of a heat pump, there are numerous factors to take into account, like the location of your home and whether you want them to heat domestic hot water or provide heating. Other aspects like the heat pump supplier and your budget also influence the system type: air source, ground source, or water source.

Ground Source Heat Pumps vs Air Source Heat Pumps – at a glance

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 heat pumps work by extracting heat from the outside air. This heat can then be used to heat the home via radiators, underfloor heating systems and is available to provide hot water. Equally important is the fact that it is able to operate when outside temperatures drop as low as -20°C.

Both types of heat pumps are generally regarded as very efficient methods of heating a property. Your choice may come down to a combination of factors such as budget, ground/soil available and property location.

Read more on our dedicated ground source heat pump and air source heat pump pages and also our frequently asked questions page.

There are also an array of testimonials and case studies to view.