What is a ground source heat pump?
Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP) are an energy-efficient, renewable energy solution, especially for properties on larger plots. This type of heat pump is up to 400% efficient, extracting free heat from the ground for heating and hot water. Ground source heat pumps can help reduce your carbon footprint and even lower your energy bills.
Incredibly efficient, ground source heat pumps transfer approximately four times the energy extracted from the ground into the property as heat
1. MCS is approved for Boiler Upgrade Program (BUS)
2. Ideal for properties on larger parcels
3. Ground loop or drilled mounting options
4. Almost silent operation
How does a ground source heat pump work?
Heat flows naturally from warm to cool places. Ground source heat pumps take advantage of these physical properties by circulating a cold fluid through a surface array of pipes in the ground or in the water.
1. It absorbs low-grade ambient energy from external heat sources such as rocks, soil, lakes and streams.
2. The ground source heat pump then compresses and condenses this free energy to a higher temperature and transmits it to the property's heating and hot water system.
3. After the energy absorbed on the ground is handed over to the heat pump, the fluid continues to circulate back to the underwater pipeline to restart the circulation.
The benefits of ground source heat pumps
1. "Green" heating
By moving away from fossil fuel heating, ground source heat pumps help reduce carbon emissions and are more environmentally friendly.
2. High efficiency and energy saving
A ground source heat pump transfers heat into a property four times as much energy as extracting it from the ground.
3. Eligible for BUS payment terms
Save £6,000, then 'get upfront with the Boiler Upgrade Scheme'.
4. Ideal for off-grid properties
Energy efficient solution that offers particularly low operating costs for properties that do not require mains gas.
5. Suitable for larger plots
Ideal for properties on larger parcels where the land is available for ground loop collectors.
6. Horizontal or vertical mounting options
Ground loop or drilled GSHP mounting options are available.
7. Quiet Technology
Ground source heat pumps are almost silent in operation.
1. Can a ground source heat pump provide hot water?
Yes, ground source heat pumps are capable of providing hot water up to 60°C.
The maximum output temperature of a heat pump depends on many factors, including flow through the domestic hot water cylinder coil and floor temperature.
Energy - as long as it's deep enough.
2. Is the heat pump noisy?
Ground source heat pumps - especially the smaller ones - are quiet. They are often confused with air source heat pumps, which tend to run very loud outside due to their fans.
Different sizes of heat pump noise will vary. However, due to the innovative insulation and advanced design of our heat pumps, noise is not a common problem. In fact, our range of geothermal heat pumps has some of the quietest geothermal heat pumps on the market.
3. Does the heat pump work in cold weather?
Yes. Cold weather should not affect the performance of the ground source heat pump. Regardless of the outside temperature, the ground maintains a stable temperature throughout the year; just 1.2m below the ground, it remains a fairly constant 8-12°C. This means your ground source heat pump can provide you with efficient heating and hot water no matter the weather.
Air source heat pumps lose efficiency in winter and when outdoor temperatures drop at night.
4. Does the ground source heat pump require any general maintenance?
Ground source heat pumps can last up to 25 years. To ensure you get the most out of your ground source heat pump and to ensure continued high efficiency, it should be maintained annually.
During the annual maintenance inspection, you can check these main components of the GSHP:
(1) Control equipment
(2) Pipes and their connection points above the ground
(4) Water pump
(5) A mixture of antifreeze and water
(6) You can also expect to fill and flush the GSHP ground collector approximately every 8 years.
The service cost of a ground source heat pump is around £200-300.
5. Ground source heat pump subsidy
If you have an MCS-approved regenerative heating system installed, such as a ground source heat pump, you can apply for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, which offers a £6,000 prepaid voucher to install a ground source heat pump, helping to reduce overall costs.
As the name suggests, the scheme targets existing properties, encouraging a switch from fossil fuel boilers to low-carbon heat pumps.
Our range of ground source heat pumps
At Leomon, we make sure to use proven, high-quality components for all of our systems and installations. That's why we design and supply ground source heat pumps, providing energy-efficient, low-carbon solutions for hot water and space heating.
Leomon ground source heat pump
Leomon is a professional ground source heat pump manufacturer with a four-year track record in heat pump manufacturing, supplying customers around the world. The heat pump from Leomon not only leads the way in performance and functionality, but it also looks great!
Our market leading range of ground source heat pumps is an efficient, low carbon renewable energy solution for a range of properties on larger plots.
1. Efficient, up to 400%!
2. Includes conditioning units (1155 and 1255) that adjust the output according to the required heat, reducing power consumption
3. MCS approved for boiler upgrade program
4. Intuitive display, easy to use
5. Supplied and commissioned by Leomon with a 7-year warranty
6. A reputation for quality with a trusted name
Why choose a Leomon ground source heat pump?
1. Complete packaging
Complete ground source heat pump design, supply and commissioning support services ensure seamless system integration and performance.
2. Compliant with BUS conditions
All Nu-Heat ground source heat pumps are BUS certified by MCS.
3. Simple installation
Step-by-step instructions and comprehensive mechanical and electrical drawings are provided as standard.
4. Long shelf life
The ground source heat pump warranty is 7 years.