Ideally, ground source heating boreholes ought to be situated a minimum of six metres apart to maximise the efficiency of the heating pump system.
Extracting energy from the ground to heat a property is a sustainable use of the Earth’s natural resources and could reduce your fuel bills and carbon emissions. A few metres below the ground, the temperature is constant throughout the year, typically 11°C. This energy can be harnessed to heat your home and water.
Dragon Drilling installs ground source boreholes for many leading renewable heating installers throughout the UK. We drill boreholes from which a ground source heat pump can extract heat from the ground, then convert and transfer this energy for domestic properties, commercial facilities such as leisure complexes, caravan parks and hotels, and industrial units.
The benefits of ground source heating systems include:
All our drilling rigs are modern and custom-built to our own specification for maximum flexibility. To minimise disruption to your property, they are rubber-tracked and highly manoeuvrable to access the tightest of locations. Dragon Drilling typically drills to depths of 100 to 150 metres. Once drilled, we install pressure tested closed heating loops. For total peace of mind, all underground piping used by Dragon Drilling carries a manufacturer’s guarantee of twenty five years. The borehole is then backfilled from bottom to top using thermal transfer grouts to improve the connection with the ground and ensure optimum performance. Unlike shallow slinky coils of pipe, boreholes are installed far deeper into the ground and therefore harness a more constant temperature. Borehole loops can be installed where space is at a premium and without any significant disruption to mature gardens and landscapes.
From April 1st 2022, a reduced VAT rate of 0% will be applied to all ground source heat pumps installed at residential accommodation. This was communicated in the Spring statement of 23rd March 2022.
The lower rate also applies on any necessary extra work that needs to be done as part of the installation. For the installation of a ground source heat pump system this includes the heat pump, the ground loop, system controls and any other installation ancillary to the supply.
The Boiler Upgrade Scheme grant of £7,500 is available on the installation of ground source heat pump systems in England and Wales from April 1st 2022. This scheme will run until 2025.
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January 23, 2024
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December 18, 2023
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