Ground Source Heat Pump Installation in Suffolk, Norfolk & Essex

Looking for quality, certified ground source heat pump installation in Suffolk, Norfolk or Essex? Look no further than Greenfuture Energy! As one of the finest solutions for improving your carbon footprint, and also a highly effective means to warm your home, we are proud installers with many years of experience.

About Ground Source Heat Pumps

This innovative technology converts the thermal energy stored in the ground into heat. In turn, it heats your hot water and heating system in a very efficient way.

They can be extremely beneficial in cutting your energy bills and your carbon footprint. With rising fuel bills that has got to be a major consideration! By installing one of our systems you will be going a long way to helping to save our environment too. Talk to us to find out if you can earn revenue through the RHI scheme & reduce your home’s energy consumption.

Ground Source Heat Pump Installers

Our services include installation, repair, servicing and maintenance from accredited ground source heat pump installers in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. We’re cost-effective, professional & tidy at work- the only way to be!

Isn’t it time that you found out how both you and the environment could benefit from a ground source heat pump installation? Contact our expert installers on 01728 604368 to discuss your options for your domestic or business property in Suffolk, Essex or Norfolk.

Benefit from Ground Source Heating

  • Make real savings on your monthly energy bill
  • You could benefit from the RHI
  • Safe, silent, no risk of fuel theft, and no fuel deliveries needed
  • Requires minimal maintenance compared to other systems
  • Massively reduce your carbon footprint
  • Reduce your dependency on your utility providers

Get in Touch with your Local Heat Pump Installers Today

Greenfuture Energy Ltd are the experts in helping you make savings in your fuel bill with renewable energy solutions. Request a callback today from our ground source heat pump installers in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex for free advice and to see the difference we can make to your home.

    Ground Source Heat Pump Installation FAQs

    How do Ground Source Heat Pumps work?

    Ground Source Heat Pumps systems are made using loops of water pipes, which are buried in the ground. The heat pump harnesses natural heat from the ground by pumping a mixture of glycol (antifreeze) and water around the ground loop absorbing the natural heat. The mixture is compressed and passes through the heat exchanger. Basically it extracts the heat and transfers it into the heat pump, which increases the temperature.

    The heat pump then transfers it into your heating system, for hot water, through radiators, or into an underfloor heating system. A ground source heat pump does need electricity to run but will use less electrical energy by using the heat the ground produces. In effect, the heat pump is acting as your boiler and the ground is providing heat rather than burning fuel.

    Do you need planning permission for a ground source heat pump?

    The installation of a ground source heat pump or a water source heat pump on domestic premises is usually considered to be permitted development, not needing an application for planning permission.

    If you live in a listed building or a conservation area you should contact your council to check on local requirements.

    Can I get a grant for a ground source heat pump?

    Ground Source Heat Pumps – Up To £31,500 Grant Available

    With the government grants that are available through the Renewable Heat Incentive, the installation costs can partially or fully recoup. Finance can also be provided for UK residents as well as interest-free loans through the Energy Saving Trust. Grants are only available for a new installation, a Grant cannot be applied retrospectively for existing equipment.

    How are ground source heat pumps installed?

    It depends on whether you have a horizontal or a vertical array, and this will depend on the space available and your ground conditions:
    - A horizontal array consists of a pipe laid in a serpentine closed loop in a trench, usually 1.2m deep. You will need a fairly large garden — allow 500m² for a 10kW heat pump in clay soil, and twice that for sandy soil. Pipes can be a straight pipe or in coils, called a ‘slinky’ pipe.
    - A vertical array often called a borehole system, will have boreholes drilled into the ground and connected across their tops, in a closed-loop. The number and depth of boreholes will be dictated by the size of the heat pump and the geology. For instance, an 8kW heat pump is likely to need at least three boreholes 70m to 100m deep (or two slightly deeper boreholes). They do not need a large area of land and if the price is right, a vertical array is a good option.

    Is a ground source heat pump right for my home?

    If you are considering a ground source heat pump, bear in mind:

    - A heat pump works best in a well-insulated home. A home with a high heat demand will need a larger system which will be expensive to buy and install, and very expensive to run
    - A horizontal array needs enough garden space. That said, a borehole installation is an option for those short on space. You will also need to consider access to the site for excavation machinery
    - It will need to be paired with a suitable heating system and is most efficiently paired with underfloor heating as this requires much lower water temperatures than radiators.

    What is a ground source heat pump?

    A ground source heat pump is a renewable heating system that uses natural heat from underground to heat water which runs through pipes that are buried in the ground. Ground source heat pumps are reliable renewable energy systems that harness the stable 8-12 degrees Celsius that the Earth holds year-round.

    The heat pump is powered by electrical energy and compresses this low-temperature solar energy stored in the ground. As a result the temperature increases and is ready to be delivered to the associated property, providing the building with heating and hot water all year round.

    In this way, through physics, innovative technologies and natural sources of heat, the ground source heat pump performs the same role as a boiler in a central heating system. As mentioned, the heat pump requires electricity to run, but the amount needed to generate enough heat to keep your home warm is not as substantial as other non-renewable electrical energy systems.

    What is the cost of a ground source heat pump?

    The costs of a ground source heat pump consist of installation costs and post-installation running costs. Like many renewable energy heating systems, the initial costs may seem relatively high. However, evidence shows that initial costs can be recovered with post-installation savings. Household bills can sometimes decrease up to four times.

    Initially, you can expect to pay anywhere between £14,000 and £19,000 to install the ground source heat pump into your garden in the UK. These high installation costs can be partially offset with the financial aid available from the UK government. Once installed, the running costs of the heat pump will vary from property to property. These will depend on several factors including the size of your home and how well it is insulated. Additionally, the amount you will be saving will depend on the type of energy system your home uses currently.

    How much land do I need for a ground source heat pump?

    There is no single answer regarding how much space you need for a ground source heat pump because it depends on house size and how much heat it needs. What is more important is that the ground in your garden is suitable for digging and is accessible for digging machinery.

    Ground source heat pumps can be installed in two ways, vertically and horizontally depending on the space available. Whichever way the specialists deem the most suitable for your garden, will still require a certain amount of space and good access.

    With vertical installation, a deep borehole will need to be drilled to fit all the piping, increasing the installation cost.

    Horizontal installations may be cheaper as the ground does not have to be dug up as much, but a horizontal installation does require a large amount of space.

    How deep is a ground source heat pump?

    When installing a ground source heat pump, the actual heat pump is installed at ground level, but the water pipes are placed underground. Depending on the method used to install the ground loop, the work depth is variable. For large gardens, it may be possible to install the pipes horizontally.

    In such cases, the pipes are buried about a meter below the ground, which makes the costs of installation lower. However, for those with a smaller garden wishing to install this innovative and efficient heating system, the installation may need to be completed vertically. This increases the costs of installing the system as a very deep borehole of around 90m-160m deep will need to be drilled using specialist machinery.

    It is best to consult an expert to determine whether your garden soil is suitable and accessible enough for a ground source heat pump installation.

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    Whatever your requirements, there are many great reasons to choose Greenfuture Energy!

    Wide Range of Renewable Services

    We offer an impressively broad range of electrical, renewable and solution-driven services. These include (but are certainly not limited to) plumbing, boiler repairs, electrical testing, solar panel installation, and much more.

    High-Quality Workmanship

    Working to the highest possible standards, our electricians, builders, and renewable energy system installers can always be depended on for whatever job you commission us to do. The quality of our workmanship is backed up by our many certifications and positive reviews.

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    Our expert electricians and installers have many years of experience in their respective lines of work. We believe that experience matters a great deal in this profession, giving our technicians the knowledge and skill required to complete any job.

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    Our team will be dispatched at a time of your convenience to conduct a free home inspection and assessment before beginning their work.

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    Once we’re done, we’ll leave any energy systems we’ve worked on in a vastly improved condition. Leave us a review to let us know how we’ve performed. 

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