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Ground Source

A ground source heat pump, also known as a geothermal heat pump, uses pipes buried under the ground to extract thermal energy stored below the earth’s surface, which is then converted to provide heat and hot water.

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A Ground Source heat pump can lower your home’s carbon emissions, particularly if it replaces a conventional electric, gas or oil heating system. This makes it an ideal ‘green’ solution for properties in rural areas. The heat is extracted at around 10 degrees then increased to a level suitable for a home’s consumption. Because the heat drawn from the ground remains at a fairly constant temperature throughout the year, the temperature differential is fairly low. These systems are still effective with an outside temperature as low as 20°C.

Useful links      www.gov.uk           www.energysavingtrust.org.uk