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Types of Ground Source Heat Pump

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by Ryan Harrison, Oct 11, 2021.

  1. Ryan Harrison

    Ryan Harrison New Member

    A ground source heat pump is the most common type of system used for domestic heating in the UK. This is because it has a greater efficiency than air source heat pumps and tends to be easier to install. These systems are also typically more cost effective, with each installation often costing roughly £3000 less than an equivalent new build system.

    Ground source heat pumps are unobtrusive, quiet and require very little maintenance over their working life. Their only real downside is that the initial capital cost of setting up a ground source heat pump can be quite high, costing £5000-20,000 for each installation in an average home. This means that before they have paid for themselves in energy savings, ground source heat pumps can take up to 20 years. In contrast to this, a very good air source heat pump installation would only take 10 years to pay for itself in energy savings alone.

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