GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMPS
Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHPs) use pipes, buried underground to extract heat from the earth.
These pipes are called a ground loop, the size of the ground loop depends on the size of your property and the amount of heat required. If space is limited an alternative can be to drill boreholes instead.
They are an incredibly efficient heating method as they transfer heat rather than generating it, offering efficiencies of 400%, compared to around 90% for an A rated gas boiler.
GSHPs are eligible for the Government Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
RENEWABLE HEAT INCENTIVE
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a UK Government scheme aiming to encourage uptake of renewable heat technologies amongst householders, communities and businesses through financial incentives.
Domestic RHI is open to home-owners, self-builders, private landlords and registered providers of Social Housing. RHI cash payments are made quarterly for seven years. The amount you receive is dependant on the technology you install and the current tariff in place for that technology.
Commercial RHI is available to industry, businesses and public sector organisations. Eligible installations receive quarterly payments over 20 years based on the amount of heat generated.